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      pl n  
1    general appearance or outline  
a car with fine lines     
2    a plan of procedure or construction  
built on traditional lines     
a    the spoken words of a theatrical presentation  
b    the words of a particular role  
he forgot his lines     
4    Informal     (chiefly Brit)   a marriage certificate  
marriage lines     
5    luck, fate, or fortune (esp. in the phrase hard lines)  
a    rows of buildings, temporary stabling, etc., in a military camp  
transport lines     
b    a defensive position, row of trenches, or other fortification  
we broke through the enemy lines     
a    a school punishment of writing the same sentence or phrase out a specified number of times  
b    the phrases or sentences so written out  
a hundred lines     
8    read between the lines   to understand or find an implicit meaning in addition to the obvious one  

Fraunhofer lines  
      pl n   a set of dark lines appearing in the continuous emission spectrum of the sun. It is caused by the absorption of light of certain wavelengths coming from the hotter region of the sun by elements in the cooler outer atmosphere  
hard lines  
      sentence substitute  
      n     (Brit)  
informal   bad luck,   (Also)    hard cheese  
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a person who is optimistic regardless of the circumstances and especially in the face of unrelieved hardship or adversity
From the name of the tutor and philosopher in Voltaire's Candide (1759). Ex: One needn't be a Pangloss to dismiss the notion that the world can ever get better.
"It's a list of all the people and things I hate so much I want to hit them in the face with a shovel." Concept coming from the Marian Keyes novel, The Mystery of Mercy Close (2012).
characterised by or given to extreme optimism, especially in the face of unrelieved hardship or adversity
Ex: This panglossian side of my friend reminds me of the guy singing “Always look on the bright side of life” as he’s getting crucified at the end of 'Monty Python’s Life of Brian'
British slang in use at least from the 1940`s - abbreviation of 'physiognomy'
Face Of The Day
langage internet
to face a situation courageously
face that people are showing during orgasm
the act of pushing one's face in between two ample breasts, and rocking one's head side to side very rapidly while making a vigorous, lip-vibrating "brrr" sound
face a specific situation; act in a certain way
E.g.: John went out of rehab a few days ago and he is determined to not go down that road again.
expression used to point out that one will eventually face the consequences of his own actions
in a line, continuously, in quick succession
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