from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of various combined substances, such as mortar or plaster, formed by mixing ingredients.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- abbr. composition
- abbr. competition
- abbr. compensation
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A mortar made of sand and cement.
- n. A carver's mixture of resin, whiting, and glue, used instead of plaster of Paris for ornamenting walls and cornices.
- n. A composition for billiard balls.
- n. A preparation of which printer's rollers are made.
- n. A preparation used in currying leather.
- n. Composition paid by a debtor.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as compost, 4.
- n. Same as composition, 5.
- n. A mixture of resin, whiting, and glue, used for ornaments on walls and cornices instead of plaster of Paris: called specifically carvers' compo.
- n. The sum or dividend paid in composition of a bankrupt's debts; also, the portion of the monthly wages paid to a ship's company.
I mean we can pay prisoners thousands in compo for being made to withdraw from drugs without batting an eyelid but the merest sniff of helping someone decent & the world goes bonkers.
Liverpool should be demanding compo from the Spanish FA.
The Telegraph are reporting that anyone held past 28 days but not charged will be eligible for £3,000 a day compo which is said to be exciting interest among MPs and MEPs named after seaside towns - Conwy, Chichester, Dover - as £90,000 tax free in a month almost matches their own winnings.
For the condensing pipes, "compo" tubing of 1/2-inch outside diameter is convenient.
The supply pipe has a siphon-piece of "compo" tubing at the top, to draw off the water when the tube has been filled by suction, and a small tap at the bottom.
In my horrible desire to "compo" everything, the very postman becomes my enemy because he brings no letter from you; and, in short, I don't see what's to become of me unless I hear from you to-morrow, which I have not the least expectation of doing.
Python and the Stephen Fry compo « dudegalea dudegalea interstellar systems engineer
In the good old days of mix-tapes, the length of a home-made compo was dictated by the length of the tape.
You don't pays your money, and takes your compo if it turns out to be a shocker.
SOME people may be ringing their friendly compo solicitor as I write.
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