1872 Old & New Aug. 232/2 When we lose ourselves in the abandoned plains or uncared-for forests of the Capitanate, and hear suddenly the shot of the Cafone or of the Mafioso,emwe begin to realize perhaps that a great danger will arise for us.
[eOE Charter: Oswulf & Beornedhryedh to Christ Church, Canterbury (Sawyer 1188) in F. E. Harmer Sel. Eng. Hist. Docs. 9th & 10th Cents. (1914) 1 Ic Osuulf aldormonn..ond Beornedhryedh min gemecca sellaedh to Cantuarabyrg to Cristes cirican.
1905 Washington Post 24 Apr. 8/6 Yale's hitting in the last few years has been a cross between a crime and a joke, but this year the cry is loud for hitters and Lush, a member of ‘Murderer's Row’, as pitchers call the first six batters on the Cleveland list, is there to teach the team the art.
1995 Los Angeles Times (Nexis) 6 Aug. 70 If you just can't take any more of Barney, there are two places to visit. The first is intended for fans but still houses a number of Barney-hating cyber-squatters.
1591 LYLY Endym. II. ii. 24 Dares. If you be good wenches make as though you loue him, and wonder at him. Fauil. We will doe our parts. Dares. But first let vs stand aside, and let him vse his garbe, for all consisteth in his gracing.
1796 Philos. Trans. (Royal Soc.) 86 338 The changes of colour are accelerated, not merely by the neutralization of the alkali and consequent precipitation of the manganese, but..by the accession of oxygen either immediately from the acid, or from the atmosphere.
Main Entry: 1tinc·ture Listen to the pronunciation of 1tincture Pronunciation: \ˈtiŋ(k)-chər\ Function: noun Etymology: Middle English, from Latin tinctura act of dyeing, from tinctus, past participle of tingere to tinge Date: 14th century