Skiing. an impression made in the snow by a skier falling backward. a sunken area in the snow marking a backward fall of a skier.
1. When a forensic analysis is done, objects are examined scientifically in order to discover information about a crime.
2. pertaining to, connected with, or used in courts of law or public discussion and debate.
3. adapted or suited to argumentation; rhetorical.
4. forensics, (used with a singular or plural verb) the art or study of argumentation and formal debate.
a person or thing that shows the existence or direction of a trend; index.
a wether or other male sheep that leads the flock, usually bearing a bell.
a person or thing that assumes the leadership or forefront, as of a profession or industry: Paris is a bellwether of the fashion industry.
Informal. to cease functioning, especially suddenly and completely; fall apart; fail: As soon as the storm hit, every light in town went kerflooey.
1. lacking courage; contemptibly timid.
2. characteristic of or befitting a coward; despicably mean, covert, or unprincipled:
a cowardly attack on a weak, defenseless man.
There was also no shortage of heroic and cowardly behavior as well as many things in between.
1. utter nonsense.
2. worthless frills.
Flumadiddle is an Americanism that arose in the 1840s as a combination of flummery, meaning “complete nonsense,” and diddle, meaning “to fool with.”
1. to entice, lure, or ensnare by flattery or artful talk or inducements (usually followed by into): to inveigle a person into playing bridge.
2. to acquire, win, or obtain by beguiling talk or methods (usually followed by from or away): to inveigle a theater pass from a person.