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Santa Claus

  

      n   the legendary patron saint of children, commonly identified with Saint Nicholas, who brings presents to children on Christmas Eve or, in some European countries, on Saint Nicholas' Day,   (Often shortened to)    Santa     (Also called)    Father Christmas  
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n.
Materialistic concept neonewtonist. In its measures, this variation of length of traveled route (by unit of time) by a group of photons ( φ is the initial of photons) - the light signal - is equal to what is collectively called " radial velocity". It distinguishes itself from it in its gnoseology.
Phys. Concept before 2007 The redshift indicates the phi-speed of a star. But do not give the immediate knowledge of its absolute speed.
n.
scallion (synonym)
exp.
(metaphorically) die
[Fig.]
n.
small handbag without handles
n.
bitch (alternative term)
nm.
acronym of Lunar Module, little vehicle created especially to move on the moon during XXth century 's space conquest.
exp.
(metaphorically) manipulation attempt
His speech was nothing but smoke and mirrors
n.
buttocks of (adult) woman
Slang; refers to a person's "bottom," in American English. A bit more polite than "ass," less clinical than "buttocks."
v.
to say, pronounce, speak
ex.: The child sounded out each word out loud as she read her book.
exp.
expression used for saying that someone is worth being kept close (as a friend, partner..)
n.
cell mate (in a prison)
[Slang]
adj.
(of sound) hollow and deep-sounding
adj.
tending to repair (also reparatory)
n.
piegamento in avanti (in piedi)
exp.
get well with someone from the very beginning of the relationship
used when referring to romantic relationship, but also in a larger meaning: He hit it off with his teacher; he will continue taking classes with her.
n.
v.
perceive (an idea or situation) mentally
"I just realised how important is that trip for you."
exp.
(colloquially) tattoo on the lower back
n.
n.
(in neomarxist thought) the second main exploitive social class: The bourgeoisie of formation. The members of the formoisie have human capital, receive high wages (the most frequently thanks to their diplomas) and consume more than the world GDP. (neologism 1993 Yanick Toutain)
[Hum. Sc.] The formoisie is the social class that created social-democracy and stalinism.
n.
(in neomarxist thought) the third main exploitive social class: The bourgeoisie of innovation. The members of the innovoisie have usually human innovating capital. They receive (as individuals) copyrights or patent rights and consume more than the world GDP. (neologism 1996 Yanick Toutain)
n.
in American English, 'dirt' is what British people call 'soil' ('put some dirt in a plant pot'). In British English, dirt has the connotation of being dirty ('you've got some dirt on your shoe')
n.
n. 1. friendly, affectionate love; familial love 2. (astrology) horizon in the Leo/Aquarius axis 3. (sociology) the love between friends
A living being with storge feels a strong sense of duty and is often willing to die to protect this love.
n.
(british slang) "a strong drink" as in "i need a stiff whisky so pour me a real snorter", or (nautical slang) "a strong wind".
Slang
exp.
1 (referring to taste) ferment, acidify; 2. (fig.) deteriorate, fall apart
1. The milk turned sour. 2. The relation between them turned sour.
exp.
(lit., about sounds) disharmonious, dissonant; (fig.) out of order; dysfunctional
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