Walking ticket
Walking Walk"ing, a. & n. from {Walk}, v. [1913 Webster]

{Walking beam}. See {Beam}, 10.

{Walking crane}, a kind of traveling crane. See under {Crane}.

{Walking fern}. (Bot.) See {Walking leaf}, below.

{Walking fish} (Zo["o]l.), any one of numerous species of Asiatic fishes of the genus {Ophiocephalus}, some of which, as {Ophiocephalus marulius}, become over four feet long. They have a special cavity over the gills lined with a membrane adapted to retain moisture to aid in respiration, and are thus able to travel considerable distances over the land at night, whence the name. They construct a curious nest for their young. Called also {langya}.

{Walking gentleman} (Theater), an actor who usually fills subordinate parts which require a gentlemanly appearance but few words. [Cant]

{Walking lady} (Theater), an actress who usually fills such parts as require only a ladylike appearance on the stage. [Cant]

{Walking leaf}. (a) (Bot.) A little American fern ({Camptosorus rhizophyllus}); -- so called because the fronds taper into slender prolongations which often root at the apex, thus producing new plants. (b) (Zo["o]l.) A leaf insect. See under {Leaf}.

{Walking papers}, or {Walking ticket}, an order to leave; dismissal, as from office; as, to get one's walking papers, i. e. to be dismissed or fired. [Colloq.] --Bartlett.

{Walking stick}. (a) A stick or staff carried in the hand for hand for support or amusement when walking; a cane. (b) (Zo["o]l.) A stick insect; -- called also {walking straw}. See Illust. of {Stick insect}, under {Stick}.

{Walking wheel} (Mach.), a prime mover consisting of a wheel driven by the weight of men or animals walking either in it or on it; a treadwheel. [1913 Webster]


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  • walking\ ticket — • walking papers • walking orders • walking ticket noun informal A statement that you are fired from your job; dismissal. The boss was not satisfied with Paul s work and gave him his walking papers. George is out of work. He picked up his walking …   Словарь американских идиом

  • walking ticket — /ˈwɔkɪŋ tɪkət/ (say wawking tikuht) noun Colloquial dismissal from one s place of work; the sack: he was given a walking ticket. Also, walking papers …   Australian English dictionary

  • walking-ticket — walkˈing orders, walking papers or walkˈing ticket plural noun (slang) Dismissal • • • Main Entry: ↑walk …   Useful english dictionary

  • walking ticket — noun : walking papers * * * Informal. See walking papers. [1825 35, Amer.] …   Useful english dictionary

  • walking ticket — noun plural see walking papers …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • walking ticket — Informal. See walking papers. [1825 35, Amer.] * * * …   Universalium

  • Walking ticket — laying off from one s job …   Dictionary of Australian slang

  • walking ticket — Australian Slang laying off from one s job …   English dialects glossary

  • walking ticket — n. (Informal) formal notice of dismissal (from work or from military service); termination of work …   English contemporary dictionary

  • walking\ orders — • walking papers • walking orders • walking ticket noun informal A statement that you are fired from your job; dismissal. The boss was not satisfied with Paul s work and gave him his walking papers. George is out of work. He picked up his walking …   Словарь американских идиом

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