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Definitions

  • "'WHAT THE MISCHIEF ARE YOU DOING IN MY PEAR TREE?'"
    "'WHAT THE MISCHIEF ARE YOU DOING IN MY PEAR TREE?'"
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v do in get rid of (someone who may be a threat) by killing "The mafia liquidated the informer","the double agent was neutralized"
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Additional illustrations & photos:

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Quotations

  • Oliver Reed
    Oliver Reed
    “I do not live in the world of sobriety.”
  • Rene Russo
    Rene Russo
    “There are times when you just get down, you feel like nobody likes you. We're in high school forever. It's just what we do with it.”
  • Salman Rushdie
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    “A book is a version of the world. If you do not like it, ignore it; or offer your own version in return.”
  • Ambrose Bierce
    Ambrose%20Bierce
    “When in Rome, do as Rome does.”
  • Princess of Wales Diana
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    “It's vital the monarchy keeps in touch with the people. It's what I try and do.”
  • Earl Nightingale
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    “Everything in the world we want to do or get done, we must do with and through people.”

Idioms

What does that have to do with the price of tea in China? - This idiom is often used when someone says something irrelevant to the topic being discussed.
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When in Rome, do as the Romans do - This idiom means that when you are visiting a different place or culture, you should try to follow their customs and practices.
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Usage

In literature:

What do we learn from this book about customs in dress?
"Teachers' Outlines for Studies in English" by Gilbert Sykes Blakely
What {did he do} in the mean while?
"The Comedies of Terence" by Publius Terentius Afer, (AKA) Terence
What the consumers have to do in a democracy, however, in a singular degree is to live up to it.
"The Ghost in the White House" by Gerald Stanley Lee
The tourist wound up his rope, and took his pipe from his mouth, which he had forgotten to do in the hurry of the moment.
"Paul Patoff" by F. Marion Crawford
I cannot do this in a letter, nor could I do it in the presence of your friend, Miss Biggs.
"Orley Farm" by Anthony Trollope
That's what they do in yon country, as I've read in a book myself.
"Janet's Love and Service" by Margaret M Robertson
I say to you, he who believes in me will do the work which I do and still greater works than these, for I go to the Father.
"The Children's Bible" by Henry A. Sherman
We do in kind, but not in number.
"Broken Bread from an Evangelist's Wallet" by Thomas Champness
Be assured, you will experience as bitter feuds among yourselves as you do in the fellowship of those you leave.
"A Report of the Debates and Proceedings in the Secret Sessions of the Conference Convention" by Lucius Eugene Chittenden
Do parts of buildings or other objects in shadow take on different shades from parts in bright lights?
"Journeys Through Bookland, Vol. 10" by Charles Herbert Sylvester
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In poetry:

Lay the proud usurpers low!
Tyrants fall in ev'ry foe!
Liberty's in ev'ry blow!
Let us do or die!
"Scots Wha Hae " by Robert Burns
Needle, running in and out,
In and out, in and out,
Do you know what you're about,
In and out, in and out?
"Puzzled Stiches" by Hazel Hall
We seek, in prayers and penances,
To do the martyr's part,
Remembering not, the promises
Are to the pure in heart.
"January" by Alice Cary
Elves are no smaller
than men, and walk
as men do, in this world,
but with more grace than most,
and are not immortal.
"The Elves" by Denise Levertov
The little fairy PICKLEKIN
One summer afternoon looked in,
And said, "Old PETER, how de do?
Can I do anything for you?
"The Perils of Invisibility" by William Schwenck Gilbert
In reality
You must do it, I suppose;
But even in my dreams, too,
Hiding from prying eyes,
To see you do that pains me so.
"In reality" by Ono no Komachi

In news:

What we're trying to do is what they are doing in Sweden — Swedish sleaze metal.
What he has accomplished in convenience stores alone far exceeds what politicians in other states do in all venues.
You probably have homework, practices, tryouts but, what do you do in your free time.
If you like what dark-money groups are doing to national politics, you'll love what they can do in a local race.
Mitt Romney has been characteristically cautious in taking a stand on President Barack Obama's DREAM decree, opposing the policy move while remaining coy about what he would do in its place.
"It is tragic what we do in the poorest neighborhoods, entrapping children in child laws which are truly stupid," Newt Gingrich told an audience at Harvard a few weeks ago.
What to do in Oklahoma on Nov 23, 2012: Take in the seventh annual Leftover Turkey Show with Jason Boland and Turnpike Troubadours.
What do you do in DC when the in-laws are in town.
This week on "Carolina Breakdown," the show we do in concert (literally) with the Arts Center in Carrboro and the Curriculum in Folklore, we feature music from near and far.
Do you enjoy being with and worshiping with other believers, and talking about what God is doing in your life and in the lives of others.
Over the next three weeks we will look at the top ten geeky things to do in each of the major theme parks in Orlando and then ask for you to vote on which has the best geeky attractions.
Historians, genealogists and others interested in researching the past will find plenty to do in Kentucky this October.
What do you think he'll do in his at-bat .
Like all of you I have a blueprint of what I think the Phillies should do in an effort to return to the top of their division and become a World Series contender again in 2013.
attacked the Minister's proposals, warning that Muslims would take to the streets affirming that "the schools are ours" and condemning "those who want to do in Sarajevo what had been done in Srebrenica", that is genocide.
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In science:

Although these provers can in principle also be employed in QUIP, their inclusion would require an additional normal form translation, since the “natural” reductions of nonmonotonic reasoning tasks to QBFs do in general not result in formulae being in a particular normal form.
QUIP - A Tool for Computing Nonmonotonic Reasoning Tasks
Because of the second inequality it is justified to neglect the term βω 2x2 which we will do in the remainder of this section.
Chiral Random Matrix Model for Critical Statistics
The power law evolves due to both internal (e.g., evaporation, stellar mass loss) and external (e.g., tidal stress, triggered star formation) influences (e.g., Fall & Zhang 2000), with most of the faint and/or diffuse clusters dissolving, just as they do in the Milky way.
The Formation of Star Clusters
Schmidt et al. 1998) as we do in the bottom panel of Figure 1.
CMB Constraints on a Baryonic Dark Matter-Dominated Universe
Although the adiabatic series of models does not lose energy by radiation, to compute the luminosities plotted in Figure 1a, it is necessary to assume that they do in fact radiate with emissivity ∝ ρ2Λ(T ).
Entropy Evolution in Galaxy Groups and Clusters; A Comparison of External and Internal Heating
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