ominous suggesting that something bad is going to happen in the future
He spoke in ominous tones.
an ominous threat of war
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Folklore and Fairy Tales: The Broken Pot
Brief synopsis of “The Broken Pot”:
The fascinating story behind this short Indian Tale, is that according to
the translator Joseph Jacobs,
the age old saying “Don't count your chickens before they are hatched”
can be traced back to this tale and the Indian culture.
I don't imagine there are many educated people who've never heard that saying,
so it's quite interesting that it derived in India.
I'd also suggest that this tale would also teach the lesson:
“Don't put all of your eggs in one basket” - since this miser had
put all the rice he'd spent so much time begging for in one pot,
and when the broke the pot - his many hopes and dreams were dashed.
At any rate, it's an interesting tale and one a young child would probably be able to understand.
This tale also shares a lesson that's near and dear to my heart:
“It takes money to make money” - a saying that is so true.
While he may have been counting chickens, and putting his eggs all in one basket
- he was also adept at thinking of ways to parlay a little bit into so much more.
remove to move or take (something) away from a place
Remove the trash from the front yard.
My tonsils were removed when I was five years old.
Trees help to remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere.
fix to make (something) whole or able to work properly again :
to repair (something)
He fixed the fence last weekend.
I need to fix this dent in my car.
fix a leaky faucet
replace to put someone or something new in the place or
position of (someone or something)
I replaced the old rug with a new one.
They recently replaced the old phone system.
The team's manager was replaced last season.
The patient needed a transfusion to replace lost blood.
They've appointed a new minister to replace the one who just retired.
I guess it's finally time to replace the stove.
glue noun a substance used to stick things tightly together
[noncount] a tube of glue
[count] The hardware store offers several different glues.
glue verb to make (something) stick to something else by using glue
I glued the pieces of the cup back together.
I glued the handle (back) on/onto the cup.