(n.) A sudden causeless change or turn of the mind; a whim of fancy; a capricious prank; a vagary or caprice.
(1) Freaks And Geeks was my thing, based on my experiences.
(2) Although she's been performing since 2000 – in the punk-cabaret duo the Dresden Dolls , in a controversial conjoined-twin mime act called Evelyn Evelyn (they wear a specially constructed two-person dress and have been castigated by disability groups for presenting conjoined twins as circus freaks, an accusation she denies) – in her new band, Amanda Palmer And The Grand Theft Orchestra , she's suddenly become a kind of phenomenon.
(3) Klitschko is a self-confessed control freak; so Fury was trying to rattle him out of his rhythm.
(4) 5.54pm BST It looks like the senate office buildings are returning to normal, just as the FREAK OUT party was getting exciting.
(5) You couldn't get much more bohemian than the music playing in this room of tiny round tables, first French crooner Serge Gainsbourg and then cabaret freak Scott Walker wailing of their obelisk-size pain.
(6) Over the summer his father, Jimmy, died from throat cancer , and his cousin, Hannah, was killed in a freak accident while on holiday.
(7) Although achilles tears are typically freak injuries, this hasn't stopped fans and media members alike from blaming Bryant's injuries on head coach Mike D'Antoni and his unwillingness, or inability, to get Bryant off the court for any significant amount of time.
(8) After almost 24 hours of being told I stank and generally being treated like a contagious freak, I was so grateful for these ministrations that I went to hug them.
(9) 1.23am GMT Red Sox 0 - Cardinals 1, top of the 4th Dustin Pedroia, quiet most of this postseason, is up to salvage anything here, it seems improbable that these Sox hitters can be rendered mute by Lance freaking Lynn, but so it goes.
(10) An African woman sold into slavery, Baartman was brought to London in 1810 as the "Hottentot Venus" and exhibited as a freak of nature in London and France.
(11) Sharknado, a satirical disaster film featuring man-eating sharks let loose on Los Angeles by a freak cyclone, premiered on SyFy in 2013 and became a cult hit, gaining some traction later as a theatrical release.
(12) Yes, yes, Richard Gere in American Gigolo, Cary Grant in North by Northwest, Steve McQueen in Bullitt, Colin Firth and Daniel Craig in whatever, blah blah freaking blah.
(13) It was common for people to insist I must be Latvian, as they were so freaked out by the idea of meeting someone from England.
(14) Nor is it an excuse for children to demand the hiring of a freaking limo.
(15) The Interview will become a global must-see and their Soviet-style control-freak instincts will look silly and culpable.
(16) But the sale of the house in Chester was held up for several months by a freak accident, a burst water main under the foundations which flooded the ground floor and made it uninhabitable.
(17) Where other sources of Georgian entertainment, from public dissections and freak shows to Bedlam and the Foundling Hospital, have, for one reason or another, fallen by the wayside, the exhibition of exotic beasts remains popular enough for someone such as Gill, a self-described “animal nutritionist”, to make a fortune out of it.
(18) This alternative economic activity, which often looked like a freak show – it attracted young people in.
(19) SPOILER ALERT: This blog discusses plot points from Freak Show, the fourth season of American Horror Story.
(20) Little ones might freak out a bit at the wax characters and the gloomy dark but this is a fun way to bring a fairly weighty school text to life.
(n.) A rush.
(n.) A prank.
(1) Chief Inspector Jerry Reakes-Williams, head of professional standards at West Mercia and Warwickshire, told MPs he had concluded that all three officers should face misconduct proceedings.
(2) The committee said it was perturbed to find no formal minutes or detailed notes of a briefing during which Reakes-Williams discussed his findings with senior officers.
(3) But Reakes-Williams told MPs his conclusions that misconduct hearings were necessary were overruled after a meeting in August with three deputy chiefs from the three forces – which was not minuted.
(4) Chief Inspector Jerry Reakes-Williams, head of professional standards at Warwickshire and West Mercia police, who led an inquiry into the October 2012 meeting between Mitchell and the federation officials, said he believed that officers should face misconduct charges.
(5) The company, run by a former Goldman Sachs banker, was awarded management of Hinchingbrooke hospital in Cambridgeshire last week in a ground-reaking move lauded by ministers as a "good deal for patients and staff".
(6) Shaw told MPs he had the power to decide to discipline his own officer himself – as have the other two chief constables involved -but had decided to refer the investigation and Reakes-Williams findings to Her Majestys Inspectorate of Constabulary to be referred to another chief constable to review.