from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. a pawnbroker.


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  • The time seemed right in 1953, when my uncle Patrick was now living in Tanganyika modern Tanzania and preparing to set up his own hunting-safari firm.

    Hemingway on Hunting

  • He was forty-six, a short stocky Lowland Scot from Jedburgh (hence his name), whose plain common sense had appealed to my uncle after the turmoil stirred up by an arrogant predecessor.

    To The Hilt

  • "That's my uncle Ethelbert's dachshund," he remarked, at the beginning of the lecture.


  • The opposite of chuzhoi is svoi, and we can count svoi on the palm of our hand—my grandparents, my uncle Vova, who lives in the small town of Ryazan, and my aunt and three cousins, who live in the provinces.

    A Mountain of Crumbs

  • Be so good as to present my dutiful respects to my uncle & aunt & to be assured of the esteem with which I am Dr. Sir


  • In the mornings, my paw-paw brought my two aunts and my uncle to P.S.

    American Chinatown

  • I met Ann when she created a care system for my uncle John Wilkie in New York during his last years.

    No More Words

  • After my uncle ran away with his secretary, Aunt Peggy left with Jimmy, and we have absolutely no idea where she went or what happened to them.

    Barbara Bush

  • At six and five years of age, my mother and her brother Sima were old enough to ignore their growling stomachs and make do with nothing but a piece of black bread and a cube of sugar, but three-year-old Yuva, my uncle who would die during the first minutes of the blitzkrieg in 1941, clenched his fists and bawled from hunger.

    A Mountain of Crumbs

  • I do know that last time my uncle visited my father they had a terrible argument and Belwain said he would never return to Montwright land.

    Gentle Warrior


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