• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • And A particle which expresses the relation of connection or addition. It is used to conjoin a word with a word, a clause with a clause, or a sentence with a sentence.
    • And If; though. See An conj. "As they will set an house on fire, and it were but to roast their eggs."
    • And In order to; -- used instead of the infinitival to, especially after try come go. "At least to try and teach the erring soul."
    • And It is sometimes, in old songs, a mere expletive. "When that I was and a little tiny boy."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Crabs have very small hairs on their claws and other parts of their body to help detect water currents and vibrations
    • and A. Coördinate use.
    • and Connective: A word connecting a word, phrase, clause, or sentence with that which precedes it: a colorless particle without an exact synonym in English, but expressed approximately by ‘with, along with, together with, besides, also, moreover,’ the elements connected being grammatically coördinate.
    • and When many words, phrases, clauses, or sentences are connected, the connective is now generally omitted before all except the last, unless retained for rhetorical effect. The connected elements are sometimes identical, expressing continuous repetition, either definitely, as, to walk two and two; or indefinitely, as, for ever and ever, to wait years and years.
    • and The repetition often implies a difference of quality under the same name; as, there are deacons and deacons (that is, according to the proverb, “There's odds in deacons”); there are novels and novels (that is, all sorts of novels). To make the connection distinctly inclusive, the term both precedes the first member: as, both in England and in France. For this, by a Latinism, and … and has been sometimes used in poetry (Latin and French et … el).
    • and Introductive: in continuation of a previous sentence expressed, implied, or understood.
    • and In this use, especially in continuation of the statement implied by assent to a previous question. The continuation may mark surprise, incredulity, indignation, etc.: as, And shall I see him again? And you dare thus address me?
    • and Adverbial: Also; even.
    • and Hence, but and, and also: common in the old ballads.
    • and B. Conditional use.
    • and If; supposing that: as, and you please
    • and Disadvantage ys, that now childern of gramer-scole conneth no more Frensch than can here lift [their left] heele, & that is harm for ham [them] & a [if they] scholle passe the se, & trauayle in strange londes.
    • and Often with added if (whence mod. dial. an if, nif, if). Hence, but and if, but if.
    • and A prefix in Middle English and Anglo-Saxon, represented in modern English by an- in answer, a- in along, and (mixed with original on-) by on- in onset, etc.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The Roman emperor Domitian took great pleasure in being secluded in his room for hours and catching flies and stabbing them with pens
    • conj And and signifies addition, or repetition, and is used to connect words and sentences, to introduce a consequence, &c
    • And in M. E. (but not A.S.) it was used for if, and often also with added if, as in Luke xii. 45. An became common for and in this sense, as often in Shakespeare.—It sometimes expresses emphatically a difference in quality between things of the same class, as 'there are friends ... and friends.'
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  • Samuel Taylor Coleridge
    “Aptitude found in the understanding and is often inherited. Genius coming from reason and imagination, rarely.”
  • Georgia O'Keeffe
    Georgia O'Keeffe
    “Where I was born and where and how I have lived is unimportant. It is what I have done with where I have been that should be of interest.”
  • Orson Welles
    “In Switzerland they had brotherly love, five hundred years of democracy and peace, and what did they produce? The cuckoo clock!”
  • Samuel Johnson
    “Players, Sir! I look on them as no better than creatures set upon tables and joint stools to make faces and produce laughter, like dancing dogs.”
  • Walt Disney
    “We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we're curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.”
  • Sir John Eliot
    Sir John Eliot
    “We must not sit still and look for miracles; up and doing, and the Lord will be with thee. Prayer and pains, through faith in Christ Jesus, will do anything.”


A day late and a dollar short - (USA) If something is a day late and a dollar short, it is too little, too late.
A fool and his money are soon parted - This idiom means that people who aren't careful with their money spend it quickly. 'A fool and his money are easily parted' is an alternative form of the idiom.
A lick and a promise - If you give something a lick and a promise, you do it hurriedly, most often incompletely, intending to return to it later.
Alive and kicking - If something is active and doing well, it is alive and kicking. (It can be used for people too.)
All ages and stripes - A shorthand for expressing a diversity of folks in a group
All and sundry - This idiom is a way of emphasising 'all', like saying 'each and every one'.
All bark and no bite - When someone talks tough but really isn't, they are all bark and no bite.
All dressed up and nowhere to go - You're prepared for something that isn't going to happen.
All fingers and thumbs - If you're all fingers and thumbs, you are too excited or clumsy to do something properly that requires manual dexterity. 'All thumbs' is an alternative form of the idiom.
All mouth and trousers - (UK) Someone who's all mouth and trousers talks or boasts a lot but doesn't deliver. 'All mouth and no trousers' is also used, though this is a corruption of the original.
All my eye and Peggy Martin - (UK) An idiom that appears to have gone out of use but was prevalent in the English north Midlands of Staffordshire, Cheshire and Derbyshire from at least the turn of the 20th century until the early 1950s or so. The idiom's meaning is literally something said or written that is unbelievable, rumor, over embellished, the result of malicious village gossip etc.
All skin and bone - If a person is very underweight, they are all skin and bone, or bones.
All talk and no trousers - (UK) Someone who is all talk and no trousers, talks about doing big, important things, but doesn't take any action.
All's fair in love and war - This idiom is used to say that where there is conflict, people can be expected to behave in a more vicious way.
Almost only counts in horseshoes and hand grenades - (USA) Used in response to someone saying "almost" in a win/lose situation. The full expression is "Almost only counts in horseshoes and hand grenades." An alternate form puts "and flinging shit from a shovel" at the end.


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
AS. and,; akin to OS. endi, Icel. enda, OHG. anti, enti, inti, unti, G. und, D. en, OD. ende,. Cf, An if, Ante-


In literature:

Then he and his mother and friend fled over seas: he feverishly determined to get well and cheat the fates.
"Robert Elsmere" by Mrs. Humphry Ward
Henry sat that night in his father's house, and told long and true tales of their great wanderings and of danger and escape on land and water.
"The Border Watch" by Joseph A. Altsheler
What had formerly been clouds and dreams, longing and wishing, at last took shape and form and stood before him.
"The Goose Man" by Jacob Wassermann
And so the days passed by and lengthened into weeks, and the weeks into months, and at last Paul found himself free again.
"The Day of Judgment" by Joseph Hocking
So the Frog took a deep breath, and blew and blew and blew, and swelled and swelled and swelled.
"Children's Literature" by Charles Madison Curry
His father had thought first of love and truth and an upright life, and last of money and rank and applause.
"The Manxman A Novel - 1895" by Hall Caine
And about the building, and the trees, and the leases, and the house, he might do just as he pleased for me.
"Ralph the Heir" by Anthony Trollope
The eye is blue and mild, and the brow is marked by the paleness of study and habits of continued thought.
"Popular Adventure Tales" by Mayne Reid
It has its little courtyard and garden, and porter's house, and cordon to open the door, and so forth; and is a Paris mansion in little.
"The Life of Charles Dickens, Vol. I-III, Complete" by John Forster
And I have to stand by and see you at the end of your tether, hurt and frightened, and to know that I can do nothing for you.
"The Creators" by May Sinclair

In poetry:

Frog waits
Till poor fly
Flies by
And then they got him
"4th Chorus Mexico City Blues" by Jack Kerouac
‘I was
And I no more exist;
Here drifted
An hedonist.'
"'The Age Demanded'" by Ezra Pound
Guises are
what enemies wear. You
and I live
in a prayer.
"Song" by Robert Creeley
What are vices?
Catching rats
And eating mices!
"Pussy-cat" by Spike Milligan
That loves me, pumps
My two
Dust bags in and out,
Will not
"Paralytic" by Sylvia Plath
He said, What
Does K stand for?
I said, K--
And nothing more.
"Madam and the Census Man" by Langston Hughes

In news:

The continuing flow of southbound cash and guns and northbound narcotics and migrants overwhelms and compounds problems for both US and Mexico.
Johnny Otis, the "godfather of rhythm and blues" who wrote and recorded the R&B classic "Willie and the Hand Jive " and for decades evangelized black music to white audiences as a bandleader and radio host, has died.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Johnny Otis, the "godfather of rhythm and blues" who wrote and recorded the R&B classic "Willie and the Hand Jive " and for decades evangelized black music to white audiences as a bandleader and radio host, has died.
It's an event that will combine music and sports -- rock and roll and country tunes performed live with appearances and autograph signings by athletes and coaches.
John Cage was a composer, philosopher, writer and visual artist whose interest in East Asian and Indian philosophy led him to renounce artistic intention and instead embrace process and chance in music, performance and visual art.
There were brats, bean soup and seafood bisque, homemade cookies and pies and jellies and jams, apple dumplings, kettle corn and funnel cakes.
President and CEO George Hansen will resign from his duties and president and CEO, and Tim Downs, the former executive vice president, will take over president and CEO duties.
And we spent some time, and we said a prayer and, remarkably, about two months later, this young man and his mom showed up, and he looked unbelievable, good as new.
The bride is the daughter of Jerry and Marsha Hiatt of Fresno, Calif, and the groom is the son of Xela and Ben Lanier, and Shelly and Barry Brenner of Cortez.
Across their geographic range, long-tailed voles live in a variety of habitats, including meadows and marshes, forests and thickets, alpine tundra and rocky mountain slopes, and around streams and lakes.
Ray and Judy Janz, Shawnee, Kan. Rick and Joyce Eagle, Warrenton, Va. Earl and Darla Gleason, Belen, N.M. Derrick and Diane Parker, Portsmouth, Va. Pete and Maribel Penichet, New Port Richey, Fla.
Abandoning power and humiliating the country by "reporting to the chairman" and trampling on freedom and media independence and dignity — such traitorous and shameless actions are completely unacceptable to all upstanding Taiwanese.
Jerry Brown ended a month of late nights and weekends at work by straddling the line between the left and right, and making decisions that supporters and critics variously will lament and embrace.
So…between the bright skies and boat traffic and fishing pressure, the successive dog days of summer might have you feeling low and slow and less willing to go out and face the midday vacation crowds — particularly on weekends.
Megan Marie Stead and Corey John Mott , along with their parents, Keith and Rhonda Michalenko and Hank Stead, all of Westhope, and Ernie and Carol Mott , of Sherwood, announce their engagement and forthcoming marriage.

In science:

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Star Formation and Tidal Encounters with the Low Surface Brightness Galaxy UGC 12695 and Companions
At the low-energy scale, in addition to the three standard families of quarks and leptons (and squarks and sleptons), there is just one family of PG bosons (1) and their superpartners which will modify the running of the gauge and Yukawa couplings in the model.
From Prototype SU(5) to Realistic SU(7) SUSY GUT
We respond to the comment by Crutchfield, Feldman and Shalizi and that by Binder and Perry, pointing out that there may be many maximum entropies, and therefore “disorders” and “simple complexities”.
Response to Comments on "Simple Measure for Complexity"
Correlated collective excitations of primary and secondary effectons and deformons (tr and lb), localized in the volume of primary tr and lb electromagnetic deformons, lead to origination of macroeffectons, macrotransitons and macrodeformons (tr and lb respectively).
Hierarchic Models of Turbulence, Superfluidity and Superconductivity
Assuming first that X (x) and Υ(t) are polynomials up to fourth degree on x and t, respectively, second fM and eN are polynomials up to second degree also on x and t, respectively, and third the torsion and nonmetricity are proportional rational functions.
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