: 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.
: 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.
: 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.