Remember—41 of the 45 current GOP senators voted against confirming chuck Hagel as defense secretary.
chuck Strickler of Decatur, Michigan, found himself in a pickle right after September 11.
The U.S. Senate today voted to filibuster the nomination of chuck Hagel to serve as Barack Obama's defense chief.
Indeed, former CEO chuck Prince would be the likely winner if anyone ran a worst line of the global financial crisis competition.
His bid quickly floundered; memorable only for his promise to try to evangelize chuck Schumer if elected to the Senate.
chuck the man a rope's-end and he'll haul the raft alongside.'
The rib is the cut between the loin and chuck, and contains the best roasts.
Well, then, isn't the edge of the water there chuck full of dead trees?
The chuck was now over half grown, and procured his own living.
"But look here, you must chuck that stuff away," cried Jack.
"to throw," 1590s, variant of chock "give a blow under the chin" (1580s), possibly from French choquer "to shock, strike against," imitative (see shock (n.1)). Related: Chucked; chucking.
"piece of wood or meat," 1670s, probably a variant of chock (n.) "block." "Chock and chuck appear to have been originally variants of the same word, which are now somewhat differentiated." Specifically of shoulder meat from early 18c. American English chuck wagon (1880) is from the meat sense.
"slight blow under the chin," 1610s, from chuck (v.1). Meaning "a toss, a throw" is from 1862. Related: Chucked; chucking.
Old English berie, from Proto-Germanic *basjom (cf. Old Norse ber, Middle Dutch bere, German Beere "berry;" Old Saxon winber, Gothic weinabasi "grape"), of unknown origin. This and apple are the only native fruit names.
Our Living Language : Cucumbers and tomatoes aren't usually thought of as berries, but to a botanist they are in fact berries, while strawberries and raspberries are not. In botany, a berry is a fleshy kind of simple fruit consisting of a single ovary that has multiple seeds. Other true berries besides cucumbers and tomatoes are bananas, oranges, grapes, and blueberries. Many fruits that are popularly called berries have a different structure and thus are not true berries. For example, strawberries and raspberries are aggregate fruits, developed from multiple ovaries of a single flower. The mulberry is not a true berry either. It is a multiple fruit, like the pineapple, and is made up of the ovaries of several individual flowers.
[1900s+; perhaps fr the notion of a small unit of something good, and alliterating with buck; see the berries]