n. 4. Informal. Indomitable spirit. Pluck.
n. 1. A vessel made of a refractory substance such as graphite or porcelain, used for melting and calcining materials at high temperatures. 2. A severe test, as of belief.
n. Slang. 1. The ability to face difficulty with spirit and courage. 2. Aggressive energy; initiative. 3. Skill; know-how.
n. The one-humped domesticated camel of northern Africa and western Asia.
n. 1. A dealer in men’s furnishings. 2. (Chiefly British) A dealer in sewing notions and small wears.
v. 1. To make a harsh metallic sound. To cause to make a harsh discordant sound. 2. To grate on the nerves.
Steffens took me to dinner and tried to calm my nerves, but even with several whiskeys in me, I jangled.
— Paula McLain, The Paris Wife