Word of the day
reef
  1. Adjective
    • Scabby; scurvy.
  2. Noun
    • (Now chiefly dialectal) The itch; any eruptive skin disorder.
    • (Now chiefly dialectal) Dandruff.
    • A chain or range of rocks, sand, or coral lying at or near the surface of the water.
    • (Australia, South Africa) A large vein of auriferous quartz; hence, any body of rock yielding valuable ore.
    • (nautical) A portion of a sail rolled and tied down to lessen the area exposed in a high wind.
    • A reef knot.
  3. Verb
    • (nautical) To take in part of a sail in order to adapt the size of the sail to the force of the wind.
    • (Australia) To pull or yank strongly.
    • (nautical, of paddles) To move the floats of a paddle wheel toward its center so that they will not dip so deeply.
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Sentence of the day
  • It's a nice car, but they are charging an exorbitant price for it.
  • You also have to pay exorbitant interest if you have credit card debt.