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dim bulb

An unintelligent or slow-witted person. I explained this to you not once, but three times! Are you just a dim bulb, or what?
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dim bulb

n. a dull person; a stupid person. George seems to be a dim bulb, but he’s a straight-A student.
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light bulb

n. a pregnant woman. (Jocular. Refers to the shape of a pregnant woman.) Who’s the light bulb on the sofa?
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A cast iron T-keel is standard but there's a deep lead bulbed option, which, along with the Competition hull, gives a stability ratio of 30 percent, which puts the Dehler 42 comfortably in the performance-cruiser class.
In 1973 the bulbed canopy from of the Mi-24V prototypes was adapted to the Mi-24B helicopter, and, thus, the next version appeared, dubbed the Mi-24D.
Step 2 To show the bulb and roots of the plant, it is necessary to secure the bulbed flower into the foam with a wooden pick, as shown in Figure 3-9.
Mahon's reaction has been to produce a whip with a fibre-glass spine, rubber cover, an air cushion separating the two layers and a bulbed, shock-absorbing tip.
These are small onions that were started from seed, bulbed slightly, then pulled and dried.
at last the crickets chirped the bull frogs bulbed the night wind nestled in the black leaf tree
As before, there's twin rudders, a lead bulbed keel with a fairly high ballast ratio to hold plenty of canvas and the infused hull comes with similarly constructed decks and bulkheads to maximise the power-to-weight ratio but with longer hard chines to aid tracking and minimise heel.
Bulbed plants are a good place to start for the virgin gardener and will give flower each year.
But it is clear in every section of every page of this volume that the child has been there, in a sense, from the beginning, represented by that different mode of life that Kasischke talks about in "The Baby Learns to Say Baby"; Motherhood is, as personality is, part of that "Outer Darkness" that surrounds everything, a bulbed plant of the future waiting under the muddy surface to explode:
Here, you'll find the magnificent bulbed domes of the Basilica di San Marco, the 15th century Doge's Palace.
Stability comes from the bulbed keel and most systems including batteries and tankage are centralised in the deep bilges.