busy idleness

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Англо-русский словарь. — М.: Советская энциклопедия. . 1969.

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  • busy — I. adjective (busier; est) Etymology: Middle English bisy, from Old English bisig; akin to Middle Dutch & Middle Low German besich busy Date: before 12th century 1. a. engaged in action ; occupied b. being in use < found the telephone busy …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • busy work — noun Work or activity performed with the intention or result of occupying time, and not necessarily to accomplish something productive; routine work of low priority undertaken for the sake of avoiding idleness. Until we have a system clearly… …   Wiktionary

  • Industry and Idleness — is the title of a series of 12 plot linked engravings created by William Hogarth in 1747, intending to illustrate to working children the possible rewards of hard work and diligent application and the sure disasters attending a lack of both.… …   Wikipedia

  • Against Idleness And Mischief — is a poem in Divine Songs for Children , by Isaac Watts, and is one of his best known poems. As the title suggests, it is an exhortation to work hard.Text:How doth the little busy bee:Improve each shining hour,:And gather honey all the day:From… …   Wikipedia

  • if you want something done, ask a busy person — The rationale behind this apparent paradox is indicated in quot. 1997. 1984 Christian Science Monitor 26 Oct. 38 It means. specifically, that you must banish all idleness; and it also means, in a general way, that if you want something done, you… …   Proverbs new dictionary

  • get busy — verb a) Start working, usually in opposition to idleness. Stop playing computer games, and get busy with your homework. b) Have sex The couple was getting busy in the front room when the doorbell rang …   Wiktionary

  • Fiddle — Fid dle, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Fiddled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Fiddling}.] 1. To play on a fiddle. [1913 Webster] Themistocles . . . said he could not fiddle, but he could make a small town a great city. Bacon. [1913 Webster] 2. To keep the hands and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Fiddled — Fiddle Fid dle, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Fiddled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Fiddling}.] 1. To play on a fiddle. [1913 Webster] Themistocles . . . said he could not fiddle, but he could make a small town a great city. Bacon. [1913 Webster] 2. To keep the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Fiddling — Fiddle Fid dle, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Fiddled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Fiddling}.] 1. To play on a fiddle. [1913 Webster] Themistocles . . . said he could not fiddle, but he could make a small town a great city. Bacon. [1913 Webster] 2. To keep the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Vespasian Kochowski —     Vespasian Kochowski     † Catholic Encyclopedia ► Vespasian Kochowski     Born at Sandomir?, 1633; died at Krakow, 1699. He received his education at the Jesuit College, Sandomir, served in the army, and then spent the rest of his life on his …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • the devil finds work for idle hands to do — Idleness and mischief are linked in ST. JEROME Letters CXXV. xi. fac et aliquid operis, ut semper te diabolus inveniat occupatum, do something, so that the devil may always find you busy; cf. c 1386 CHAUCER Tale of Melibee 1. 1594 Therfore seith… …   Proverbs new dictionary

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