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BYOD (acro­nym for bring your own de­vices): De­scribes a sit­u­a­tion such as a job where an em­ployee is ex­pected to bring their own equip­ment, for ex­am­ple a lap­top.

GUESS THE DEF­I­NI­TION Can­thus (coined 1646)

A) A tree bare of leaves or twigs. B) The most pro­ject­ing part of the mid­line of the chin. C) The an­gle be­tween the eye­lids at the cor­ner of the eye. An­swer be­low.

PHRASE EX­PLAINED

Stone’s throw: Re­fer­ring to the short dis­tance a stone can be thrown, from an early English ver­sion of the Bi­ble where, in the Gospel Ac­cord­ing to Luke, there is the line: ‘And he was with­drawn from them about a stone’s cast, and kneeled down, and prayed.’

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