[haw-zer-leyd, -ser-] /ˈhɔ zərˌleɪd, -sər-/
(of a rope) made up of three strands, the fibres (or yarns) of which have been twisted together in a left-handed direction. These three strands are then twisted together in a right-handed direction to make the rope
[haw-thawrn] /ˈhɔˌθɔrn/ noun 1. any of numerous plants belonging to the genus Crataegus, of the rose family, typically a small tree with stiff thorns, certain North American species of which have white or pink blossoms and bright-colored fruits and are cultivated in hedges. /ˈhɔːˌθɔːn/ noun 1. any of various thorny trees or shrubs of the […]
[haw-thawrn] /ˈhɔˌθɔrn/ noun 1. Nathaniel, 1804–64, U.S. novelist and short-story writer. 2. a city in SW California, SW of Los Angeles. 3. a city in NE New Jersey. /ˈhɔːˌθɔːn/ noun 1. Nathaniel. 1804–64, US novelist and short-story writer: his works include the novels The Scarlet Letter (1850) and The House of the Seven Gables (1851) […]
noun, Psychology. 1. a positive change in the performance of a group of persons taking part in an experiment or study due to their perception of being singled out for special consideration. /ˈhɔːˌθɔːn/ noun 1. improvement in the performance of employees, students, etc, brought about by making changes in working methods, resulting from research into […]
[haw-thawr-nesk] /ˌhɔ θɔrˈnɛsk/ 1. characteristic of or resembling the style, manner, or subjects of the writings of Nathaniel Hawthorne.