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Noun1.plural form - the form of a word that is used to denote more than one
relation - (usually plural) mutual dealings or connections among persons or groups; "international relations"
flying colors, flying colours - complete success; "they passed inspection with flying colors"
wings - a means of flight or ascent; "necessity lends wings to inspiration"
ambages - (archaic) roundabout or mysterious ways of action
innings - the batting turn of a cricket player or team
sweepstakes - a lottery in which the prize consists of the money paid by the participants
craps - a gambling game played with two dice; a first throw of 7 or 11 wins and a first throw of 2, 3, or 12 loses and a first throw of any other number must be repeated to win before a 7 is thrown, which loses the bet and the dice
high jinks, high jinx, hijinks, jinks - noisy and mischievous merrymaking
Ludi Saeculares, secular games - the centennial rites and games of ancient Rome that marked the commencement of a new generation (100 years representing the longest life in a generation); observances may have begun as early as the 5th century BC and lasted well into the Christian era
heroics - ostentatious or vainglorious or extravagant or melodramatic conduct; "heroics are for those epic films they make in Hollywood"
deeds, works - performance of moral or religious acts; "salvation by deeds"; "the reward for good works"
services - performance of duties or provision of space and equipment helpful to others; "the mayor tried to maintain city services"; "the medical services are excellent"
calisthenics, callisthenics - light exercises designed to promote general fitness; "several different calisthenics were illustrated in the video"
hustings - the activities involved in political campaigning (especially speech making)
arts and crafts - the arts of decorative design and handicraft; "they sponsored arts and crafts in order to encourage craftsmanship in an age of mass production"
contretemps - an awkward clash; "he tried to smooth over his contretemps with the policeman"
last rites - rites performed in connection with a death or burial
devotion - (usually plural) religious observance or prayers (usually spoken silently); "he returned to his devotions"
Stations, Stations of the Cross - (Roman Catholic Church) a devotion consisting of fourteen prayers said before a series of fourteen pictures or carvings representing successive incidents during Jesus' passage from Pilate's house to his crucifixion at Calvary
round - (often plural) a series of professional calls (usually in a set order); "the doctor goes on his rounds first thing every morning"; "the postman's rounds"; "we enjoyed our round of the local bars"
alms - money or goods contributed to the poor
operations, trading operations - financial transactions at a brokerage; having to do with the execution of trades and keeping customer records
swaddling clothes - restrictions placed on the immature
dirty tricks - underhand commercial or political behavior designed to discredit an opponent
last respects - the act of expressing respect for someone who has died; "he paid his last respects by standing quietly at the graveside"
props - proper respect; "I have to give my props to the governor for the way he handled the problem"
appointment, fitting - (usually plural) furnishings and equipment (especially for a ship or hotel)
Augean stables - (Greek mythology) the extremely dirty stables that were finally cleaned by Hercules who diverted two rivers through them
backstairs - a second staircase at the rear of a building
staple, basic - (usually plural) a necessary commodity for which demand is constant
bath salts - a preparation that softens or scents a bath
bedspring - (usually plural) one of the springs holding up the mattress of a bed
bellbottom pants, bellbottom trousers, bell-bottoms - trousers with legs that flare; worn by sailors; absurdly wide hems were fashionable in the 1960s
bellows - a mechanical device that blows a strong current of air; used to make a fire burn more fiercely or to sound a musical instrument
Bermuda shorts, Jamaica shorts - short pants that end at the knee
bikini pants - small and tight-fitting underpants; worn by women
binoculars, field glasses, opera glasses - an optical instrument designed for simultaneous use by both eyes
bleachers - an outdoor grandstand without a roof; patrons are exposed to the sun as linens are when they are bleached
bloomers, pants, drawers, knickers - underpants worn by women; "she was afraid that her bloomers might have been showing"
boards - the boarding that surrounds an ice hockey rink
boards - the stage of a theater; "most actors love to stride the boards"
bones, castanets, clappers, finger cymbals - a percussion instrument consisting of a pair of hollow pieces of wood or bone (usually held between the thumb and fingers) that are made to click together (as by Spanish dancers) in rhythm with the dance
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Forgive me for coming, but I couldn't pass the day without seeing you," he went on, speaking French, as he always did to avoid using the stiff Russian plural form, so impossibly frigid between them, and the dangerously intimate singular.
Lidi, by the way, is both the singular and plural form of the noun that describes the huge beasts of bur-den of the Thurians.
The third type of assimilation-induced geminate generation is represented by the past participle plural form of t-stem verbs that have undergone regressive assimilation, i.
The original, Hebrew Bible clearly states that 'Elohim' created life on Earth, but this word 'Elohim' is in the plural form, not the singular.
When the construction vo followed by a proper name is used for someone who represents a specific group, the proper name itself can also take the plural form, similar to the Mulasarvastivada Vinaya passage mentioned above.
This word appears numerous times in its plural form (shefayim) in the later Prophets (Isa.
I'VE never met former Everton number nine Graeme Sharp, so I've no idea how well his views match mine on most topics - including the Euro, the bedroom tax and the correct plural form of the computer mouse.
Ulama" is the plural form of the Arabic word "Alem" meaning "scholar", but by no means have these men used the distinguished thoughts of a scholar to devise this mandate.
Once kickshaws became part of our language, it was natural to treat it as a plural form and to coin "kickshaw" as the singular form--an example of a "back-formation.
The first person plural form [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] (= * enya or * en(n)a) is compatible with cognate forms in the majority of modern South Ethiopian languages: Amharic [delta]nna, Harari ina, Soddo enna, Selti ina (Kane 1990: 1254; Leslau 1963: 29; 1979: 79).
Wright--Wright's description (1925:181-182) includes the observation that disyllabic a-neuters which historically terminated in n, or r, and which contained a short root syllable, did not regularly undergo syncopation but did regularly delete inflectional -u, and the note that plural form variation was greater in Late Old English times than it was in Early Old English times.