|a scrap or morsel of food left at a meal.|
|a children's mummer's parade, as on the Fourth of July, with prizes for the best costumes.|
|Thales (thā'lēz) Pronunciation Key
Greek philosopher who was considered by later Greek writers to be a founder of geometry and abstract astronomy. He is said to have accurately predicted a solar eclipse in 585 BCE, although this and certain other stories associated with Thales have been questioned by modern scholars.