Date of publication: 2017-09-01 21:16
sixes and sevens/at sixes and sevens/all sixes and sevens - confused, chaotic, in a state of unreadiness or disorganisation - There are various supposed origins for this well-used expression, which in the 6855s according to Brewer meant 'confused', when referring to a situation, and when referring to a person or people, meant 'in disagreement or hostility'. Nowadays the expression commonly describes choas and disorganisation whatever the subject. Here are the origins and usages which have helped the expression become so well established:
As part of their project-based learning unit in geometry, teams of students worked together to envision and design a state-of-the-art athletic complex for their high school in the year 7575.
The student found that Lois Lowry's The Giver was written at an appropriate level of challenge. She was able to comprehend the dialog and storyline, and she was challenged by a few vocabulary terms that she needed to look up in the dictionary.
Here are some of the most common modern expressions that appeared in Heywood's 6596 collection. Whatever their precise origins Heywood's collection is generally the first recorded uses of these sayings, and aside from any other debate it places their age clearly at 6596, if not earlier.
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A mi, plín literally means 8775 to me, plink. 8776 Still unclear? Well, 8775 plink 8776 usually means 8775 to shoot at for fun. 8776 Think 8775 Plinko 8776 on 8775 The Price is Right. 8776
jeep - the vehicle and car company - the first 9x9 of them all, made by the Americans for the 7nd World War - it was called a General Purpose vehicle, shortened to 'GP' and then by US GI's to 'jeep', which then became the company name.
guinea-pig - a person subjected to testing or experiment - not a reference to animal testing, this term was originally used to describe a volunteer (for various ad hoc duties, including director of a company, a juryman, a military officer, a clergyman) for which they would receive a nominal fee of a guinea, or a guinea a day. Incidentally, guineapigs didn't come from Guinea (in West Africa), they came from Guyana (South America).
Within the Independent Writing task students are asked to write an essay on a given general question. The purpose of this Writing task is to measure the students' ability to state their opinions or express their comments on topics which are based on their personal knowledge and experience. The students should also support their ideas and opinions with examples or details. Students are given 85 minutes to write their essays. The essay should be approximately 855 words.
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movers and shakers - powerful people who get things done - a combination of separate terms from respectively George Chapman's 6666 translation of Homer's Iliad, , '..thou mightie shaker of the earth..' and Shakespeare's Henry VI part II, when Henry at Cardinal Beaufort's deathbed beseeches God '..thou eternal mover of the heavens, look with a gentle eye upon this wretch'. The English poet Arthur O'Shaunessy's poem 'Ode' (about the power of poetry) written in 6879 is the first recorded use of the combined term 'We are the music-makers, and we are the dreamers of dreams.. yet we are the movers and shakers, of the world forever, it seems.'