General 8: birthday, biscuit, blouse, boat, book

1. birthday

– Part Of Speech: noun
– Meaning: The anniversary of the day on which a person was born, typically treated as an occasion for celebration and the giving of gifts.
– Example:
+ his twenty-ninth birthday
+ The husband of a friend of mine did this for her on her 30th birthday and she loved it!
+ Katie and Kelly, now celebrating their 21st birthdays, were born ten weeks premature and were initially given a 50-50 chance of survival.
+ Bruce was also feted with a cake for his birthday which was one week before.
+ We visited the Polo Lounge for a friend’s birthday last month and it was a real treat.
+ I do remember his birthday, his wife’s birthday, his two kids’ birthdays, his anniversary and, of course, Christmas.
+ Today lardy cakes are served for birthdays or special occasions.
+ It was Will’s eighteenth birthday and he was spending the day with his friends and me.
+ On our birthdays we have a cake and smiley-face stickers.

2. biscuit

– Part Of Speech: noun
– Meaning: A small baked unleavened cake, typically crisp, flat, and sweet.
– Example:
+ a chocolate biscuit
+ The boiling and frying technique remained in use in the Middle Ages for making cracknels, which were small, crisp, sweet biscuits.
+ The Salvation Army says it would welcome any food that would keep, such as chocolates, sweets, biscuits, mince pies and selection boxes.
+ My grandmother taught us to bake delicious cakes and biscuits.
+ Not only that, it’s an opportunity to find decorations, tins of biscuits, liqueur chocolates etc, and all the other bits and pieces that you cannot find anywhere else.
+ Instead of high-fat foods like chocolate, biscuits, cakes and crisps, try healthier alternatives such as fresh fruit, crusty bread or crackers.
+ The packaging is a little odd, but once you get in there the biscuits are crisp and delicate and the chocolate is good.
+ Tins of biscuits, Christmas cakes, and boxes of sweets are also requested.
+ Following the event the school students retired to the community centre where they feasted on sweets, chocolates and biscuits.

3. blouse

– Part Of Speech: noun
– Meaning: A woman’s upper garment resembling a shirt, typically with a collar, buttons, and sleeves.
– Example:
+ I wear khakis or black pants and pastel-colored long sleeve blouses.
+ Without a second thought, I pulled on the white blouse and buttoned up my jeans.
+ She then grabbed up the usual garments she always wore on the weekends, her white blouse with no sleeves and the red mini skirt.
+ She buttoned up the blouse and slid the cardigan on over it.
+ Cap sleeves and a smock blouse look great with a waistcoat and teamed with a loose, lightweight scarf.
+ An asymmetrical blouse, a drop-shoulder blouse with bat sleeves and a long skirt with an uneven border were among those displayed.
+ Christine undid the top three buttons of her blouse, pulling her collar back to reveal the nape of her neck, and looked at Bill expectantly.
+ Both men’s and women’s traditional costumes include a decorative broach used to fasten shirts and blouses.
+ Underneath her jacket she wore and off white silk button up blouse shirt that buttoned down just low enough to make my heart race.

4. boat

– Part Of Speech: noun
– Meaning: A small vessel for travelling over water, propelled by oars, sails, or an engine.
– Example:
+ a fishing boat
+ Fu told Baja, as well as reporters, that the fishermen strayed into Philippine waters after their boat engine malfunctioned.
+ While the boat was sailing towards the land, everyone on the shore became active.
+ Sure, every solo sailor has this terrible image of them falling off the boat and watching the boat sail away perfectly trimmed up, under auto pilot.
+ He and many others landed jobs on in-shore mackerel boats, fishing tamer waters around the isle.
+ At age 72, Pam sails her own boat and each year takes a wicked sailing trip to the Caribbean with friends.
+ It’s interesting that both films start with McCrea on a boat, sailing into unknown waters.
+ If you are an expert sailor or you can’t tell a reef knot from a mainbrace, just turn up and you can be sure of being welcomed on one of the club boats for a sail.
+ Nearby, fisherman Rolando Ramirez helped others pull their fishing boats from the water.

5. book

– Part Of Speech: noun
– Meaning: A written or printed work consisting of pages glued or sewn together along one side and bound in covers.
– Example:
+ a book of selected poems
+ If one opens the book at random, it is this multitude of references that catches the eye.
+ The council said there will also be an extra £100,000 for the library book fund.
+ So he launched a new company which packaged the software in paperback book format and charged lower prices.
+ You can do so by reading books and informing yourself, which is an aspect that should not be overlooked.
+ I was a bit discouraged with the rest of the book after such a wonderful introduction.
+ It’s pretty sad, actually… most of my friends haven’t opened a book for pleasure in years.
+ I opened a book and quickly skimmed information about the first World War.
+ I sat there a while longer, staring down at the vellum pages of the book on the low desk before me.

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