from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Informal Deception, usually in the form of evasive excuses.
- n. Printing Type set in a column narrower than the body of the text, as on either side of a picture.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. An evasive explanation in the form of multiple excuses
- n. A section of type that is narrower than that of the column it is part of; typically next to an illustration
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. a delaying or evasive, and sometimes deceptive, answer to an inquiry or request.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A new or artificial channel by which the whole or a portion of the water of a stream is diverted from its usual channel and flows around an obstacle, such as a dam or ice-gorge, and returns again to its normal channel below the obstruction.
- n. In medicine, paronychia; whitlow.
From the phrasal verb run around (Wiktionary)