32 definitions by Antinous

Adverb. 1. clearly, unambiguously, without embellishment.
2. merely, only.
1. Speaking simply is the best way to be understood.
2. To defend myself against the burglar, I simply shot him.
von Antinous 11. September 2003
Eating human flesh, cannibalism.
I wouldn't recommend anthropophagy; people do not taste like chicken.
von Antinous 12. September 2003
1. Liquor distilled from a fermented mash of grain, as barley, corn, or rye. From the Gaelic Uisge Beatha, "water of life."
2.A drink of whisky.
Also "whiskey"
Whisky is the water of life.
von Antinous 11. September 2003
A vestibule leading to the nave of a church.
von Antinous 22. September 2003
1. satisfaction of a duty or debt.
2. rest or a release, esp. death.
"Who would bear the whips and scorns of time . . . when he himself might his quietus make with a bare bodkin?" --Hamlet
von Antinous 12. September 2003
a knife, usually bevelled on one side only, with a handle at either end of the blade, used with a pulling stroke for rapid removal of stock.
I took the corners off the block with a drawknife before turning it on the lathe.
von Antinous 12. September 2003
"The grunt of the human hog (Pignoramus intolerabilis) with an audible memory. The speech of one who utters with his tongue what he thinks with his ear, and feels the pride of a creator in accomplishing the feat of a parrot. A means (under Providence) of setting up as a wit without a capital of sense" (Ambrose Bierce. The Devil's Dictionary. 1911).
von Antinous 11. September 2003

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