few, harrow, thin, pick, skein, tangle


: I was expecting lots of people at the party, but very few (=almost none) turned up.   Quite a few of them (=many of them) were pleasantly surprised.   I dont know how many drinks Ive had, but Ive had a few. [This usage is likely [[ironic]].]

: ux|en|There are few people who understand quantum theory.   Many are called, but few are chosen.

: ux|en|Tonight: A few clouds. Increasing cloudiness overnight.

: [[NOAA]] definition of the term "few clouds": An official sky cover classification for aviation weather observations, descriptive of a sky cover of 1/8 to 2/8. This is applied only when obscuring phenomena aloft are present--that is, not when obscuring phenomena are surface-based, such as fog.

: Many are called, but few are chosen.

*: He sent for the carpenter, who was under contract to be with the threshing-machine, but it turned out that he was mending the harrows, which should have been mended the week before Lent.

*: Part of your job would be to learn tractor ploughing and the use of planters, harrows, and cultivators.

*: Will he harrow the valleys after thee?

*: When the corn was sown, I had no harrow, but was forced to go over it myself, and drag a great heavy bough of a tree over it, to scratch it, as it may be called, rather than rake or harrow it.

: The headless horseman harrowed Ichabod Crane as he tried to reach the bridge.

*: my aged muscles harrowed up with whips

*: I could a tale unfold, whose lightest word / Would harrow up thy soul.

*: Harrow, the flames, which me consume (said hee) / Ne can be quencht, within my secret bowels bee.

: thin plate of metal

: thin paper

: thin board

: thin covering

: thin wire

: thin string

: thin person

: The trees of a forest are thin; the corn or grass is thin.

*: Ferrara is very large, but extremely thin of people.

*: thin, hollow sounds, and lamentable screams

: a thin disguise

: chocolate mint thins

: potato thins

: seed sown thin

*: Spain is thin sown of people.

*: France and Russia have the pick of our stables.

*: Take down my buckler ... and grind the pick on t.

: rfquotek|MacKellar

: so many picks to an inch

: Dont pick at that scab.

: He [[nose-picking|picked]] his nose.

: Its time to pick the tomatoes.

: She picked flowers in the meadow.

: to pick feathers from a fowl

: to pick rags

: to pick the teeth; to pick a bone; to pick a goose; to pick a pocket

*: Did you pick Master Slenders purse?

*: He picks clean teeth, and, busy as he seems / With an old tavern quill, is hungry yet.

: Ill pick the one with the nicest name.

: He didnt pick the googly, and was bowled.

: He picked a tune on his banjo.

*: Why standst thou picking? Is thy palate sore?

*: to keep my hands from picking and stealing

*: as high as I could pick my lance

: to pick matted wool, cotton, oakum, etc.

*: The practical application of what I have said is very close to the problem which I am investigating. It is a tangled skein, you understand. and I am looking for a loose end.

: rfquotek|Knight

: Her hair was tangled from a day in the wind.

: Dont tangle with someone three times your size.

: He tangled with the law.

*: Tangled in amorous nets.

*: When my simple weakness strays, / Tangled in forbidden ways.

: ux|en|I tried to sort through this tangle and got nowhere.

*: Than if with thee the roaring wells / Should gulf him fathom-deep in brine; / And hands so often clasped in mine, / Should toss with tangle and with shells.

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