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  • adj. Poured over ice, usually in reference to alcoholic drinks.
  • adj. In a bad state, particularly of a romantic relationship.


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  • Near Glen Helen, where the Finke River goes through a gap in the Macdonnell Ranges and heads south towards the Simpson Desert and Lake Eyre, we turned northward upstream and wound along on the rocks and sand of its upper bed, through big river red gums.


  • Dr. Acland had joined the party; and he asked Millais to sketch their host as he stood contemplatively on the rocks with the torrent thundering beside him.

    The Life of John Ruskin

  • As Crug reached for another spear, Brun, Grod, and Droog reached the canyon and raced to the blind end, leaping up on the rocks at either side of the huge, pregnant mammoth.

    The Clan of the Cave Bear

  • This might be a clumsy attempt to make the death look accidental; the scenario would be that Dr. Nunley somehow slipped and fell into the open grave, hitting his head on the rocks that lay in the bottom.

    Grave Surprise

  • The lichen on the rocks is a rude and simple shield which beginning and imperfect Nature suspended there.

    A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers

  • A few deserted cottages perched on the rocks near by show us where the summer neighbors of our host live, but at all seasons his wild neighbors are the ones he hobnobs with the most; while his indoor companions are Montaigne, Sainte-Beuve, Carlyle, Arnold, Wordsworth,

    Our Friend John Burroughs

  • Three hours before sunset Sharpe could see the Spanish flag atop Fort Ingles and he could hear the surf crashing on the rocks beside the Aguada del Ingles.

    Sharpe's Devil

  • We drove twice on the rocks near the Scrophes (islands near the coast).

    Life of Lord Byron

  • But blowing weather coming on, we were driven on the rocks twice in the passage of the Scrofes, and the dollars had another narrow escape.

    Life of Lord Byron

  • Prom Capri they were rowed over to Amalfi, and narrowly escaped being dashed on the rocks by the sudden rising of a violent gale.

    Letters and Journals 01


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