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transitive verb & intransitive verb
to make or become gray or somewhat gray.
example: Time grizzled his beard.
worl [or] wuhrl
1: a circular arrangement, as of leaves or petals around a center, or a coiled shape.
2: a circular or spiraling movement, as of a current of air, smoke, or water.
3: a single coil of a spiral shell, as of a snail.
4: a single ridge, forming a complete circle, in the center of a fingerprint.
to render part or the whole of (a painting, drawing, or engraving) in dots, points, or dabs.
1: a method of painting, drawing, or engraving by applying small points, dots, or dabs to a surface.
The artist has used stipple to create the delicate shading in his drawing.
2: a work produced by such a method.
“shrive” and “short shrift”
inflections: shrived, shriven, shrives, shriving, shrove
of a priest, to hear the confession of, assign penance to, or give absolution to (someone).
1: a brief or perfunctory attention given to a person or topic.
2: a brief time granted a condemned prisoner for confession or absolution before his or her execution.
aI di ə li
1: in conformance with an ideal; perfectly.
They were ideally suited to each other.
2: in ideal but improbable circumstances; in theory.
Ideally, we should get a share of the profits.