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Hasil cari dari kata atau frase: Walking papers (0.01052 detik)
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Definition: walking papers
n : (informal) a notice of dismissal or discharge [syn: marching orders
English → English
Definition: Walking papers
a. & n. from Walk
. See Beam
, a kind of traveling crane. See under
. (Bot.) See Walking leaf
(Zo["o]l.), any one of numerous species of
Asiatic fishes of the genus Ophiocephalus
, some of
which, as Ophiocephalus marulius
, become over four feet
long. They have a special cavity over the gills lined with
a membrane adapted to retain moisture to aid in
respiration, and are thus able to travel considerable
distances over the land at night, whence the name. They
construct a curious nest for their young. Called also
(Theater), an actor who usually fills
subordinate parts which require a gentlemanly appearance
but few words. [Cant]
(Theater), an actress who usually fills such
parts as require only a ladylike appearance on the stage.
(a) (Bot.) A little American fern (Camptosorus rhizophyllus
); -- so called because the fronds taper
into slender prolongations which often root at the apex,
thus producing new plants.
(b) (Zo["o]l.) A leaf insect. See under Leaf
, or Walking ticket
, an order to leave;
dismissal, as from office; as, to get one's walking
papers, i. e. to be dismissed or fired. [Colloq.]
(a) A stick or staff carried in the hand for hand for support
or amusement when walking; a cane.
(b) (Zo["o]l.) A stick insect; -- called also walking straw
. See Illust. of Stick insect
, under Stick
(Mach.), a prime mover consisting of a wheel
driven by the weight of men or animals walking either in
it or on it; a treadwheel.