retortto retort the charge of vanitya retorted line1893, A large curved retort was boiling furiously in the bluish flame of a Bunsen burner, and the distilled drops were condensing into a two-litre measure. — Arthur Conan Doyle, ‘The Naval Treaty’ (Norton 2005, p.670
usThe rear axle will have to be replaced. Its shot.The cloak was shot through with silver threads.I have to go to bed now; Im shot.
slashA slash of his blade just missed my ear.He took a wild slash at the ball but the captain saved the teams skin by hacking it clear and setting up the team for a strike on the goalAfter the war ended, the army saw a 50% slash in their operating budget.