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wit

1. the talent or quality of using unexpected associations between contrasting or disparate words or ideas to make a clever humorous effect
2. speech or writing showing this quality
3. a person possessing, showing, or noted for such an ability, esp in repartee
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Wot is it, besides fish, as they sometimes ketches in rivers?
'Leastways, lambs,' said Riderhood, observing him out of the corners of his eyes, 'that's wot I my own self sometimes ketches in rivers.
But when you copied my clothes, and when you copied my neckhankercher, and when you shook blood upon me after you had done the trick, you did wot I'll be paid for and paid heavy for.
Pay me that thou owest me in broad money, or else leave thy coat and bag and hammer; yet, I wot they are not worth ten shillings, and I shall lose thereby.
Pakistan is front line ally in WoT and any malicious efforts to degrade and demean its Armed Forces and Intelligence Assets will be considered a deceitful act of Machiavellian scheming against Pakistan.
It gets me through hard times." After the penpal sent him a picture he told her: "Wot I would like to do to you with that tight little body of yours anyway Ill stop there coz Im getting very norty visions."
7) that may have particular value for those teaching courses on terrorism, insurgency, and/or the WOT.
LET'S wait and see wot the sky blues have got up there sleeve.
Kathiann DeCleva, from Dallas, Texas, is a hard-working housewife and mother of two small children who relishes the time she spends at WOT hunts.
One of the ways WOT will achieve this goal is by sponsoring women-only hunts.
He said, 'While we are committed in War on Terror (WoT), we cannot be complacent about our preparations for response to conventional threat.'