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arm on hip
with hand on hip and elbow bent outward: to stand with arms akimbo.
The children were running around with their nannies standing a short distance away, akimbo
forteller of death in the family she will come 3 nights in a row to the familys home and scream at the exact time of that persons death on the 3rd night is when he or she will die.
I heard something that sounded like the howling of a banshee.
the floor of a fireplace, usually of stone, brick, etc., often extending a short distance into a room.
The family sat at the hearth and sang Christmas carols.
And at night she laid him on the hearth , amongst the embers, with the fire all around him.
a prolonged or tedious account: We heard the whole litany of their complaints.
And, a litany of scholars and academics sincethen have waged profound criticisms of the call toclarity.
Although evocative and heartbreaking, this litany doesn't tell the full story.
Her on-the-record statements about herselfamount to a litany of untruths and half-truths.
The litany of statistics is as deadening as it isdepressing.
Each side with its own narrative, its immutablelitany of grievance, its outrage.
Before you stop reading, no, this is not another inthe long litany of free-market outrage againstlobbying and log rolling.
to indulge excessively for a short period of time
- a period or bout, usually brief, of excessive indulgence, as in eating, drinking alcoholic beverages,etc.; spree.
- to have a binge: to binge on junk food.
Last night's junk food binge was awesome.
I did a lot of stupid things during my drunken binge last Saturday.
Researchers had rats eat normal food, thenbinge on sugar and chocolate-flavored snacks.
After a binge of bail-outs, lifelines and fiscalstimuli, public borrowing is soaring.
Some specialists incorporate guided self-help,which tends to work well for patients with bulimiaand binge eating.