What does slip of a thing mean?

What does slip of a thing mean?

A very slip, petite person or thing. (Most often completed by “girl,” “boy,” or “thing.”) You wouldn’t think it to look at me now, but I was just a slip of a boy growing up. No one suspected that the tiny slip of a girl roaming the square was pickpocketing every tourist she passed.

What does slip of a girl mean?

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englisha slip of a girl/boy etca slip of a girl/boy etcold-fashioned a small thin young person – often used humorously → slip.

What is the meaning of pint sized?

If you describe someone or something as pint-sized, you think they are smaller than is normal or smaller than they should be. [informal] Two pint-sized kids emerged from a doorway. Synonyms: small, little, tiny, wee More Synonyms of pint-sized.

What does it mean when someone says don’t slip?

Without any other context, “don’t slip” used alone probably simply means “don’t fall” (as on a slippery surface).

Where does the last name Unikonta come from?

Unikonta (yu-nah-KON-tah) is derived from the Latin root for one (unus) and the Greek kinein or kino (κινώ), which means to move, it is the same root from which kinetic is derived. The reference is to motile cells having a single flagellum.

Are there phonetic symbols in the International Phonetic Alphabet?

These symbols do not always follow the standard IPA (International Phonetic Alphabet) usage — rather, they reflect the practices for the languages treated in this course, which are sometimes a bit idiosyncratic due to separate scholarly traditions.

Why is the Apusozoa called the Unikonta group?

Tentatively, this group is called the Unikonta, in reference to the occurrence of a single flagellum in their motile cells. The Unikont question hinges on the relationships of the Apusozoa with other taxa, especially the Amoebozoa. Is Apusozoa a member of the Bikonts like the Excavata or the Unikonts?