tell (n):
a Swiss patriot who lived in the early 14th century and who was renowned for his skill as an archer; according to legend an Austrian governor compelled him to shoot an apple from his son's head with his crossbow (which he did successfully without mishap)
tell (v):
mark as different
We distinguish several kinds of maple
Related Words: differentiatedistinguish
tell (v):
discern or comprehend
He could tell that she was unhappy
tell (v):
let something be known
Tell them that you will be late
tell (v):
narrate or give a detailed account of
Tell what happened.
The father told a story to his child

Related Words: narratereciterecount
tell (v):
give evidence
he was telling on all his former colleague
Related Words: evidence
tell (v):
give instructions to or direct somebody to do something with authority
I said to him to go home.
She ordered him to do the shopping.
The mother told the child to get dressed

Related Words: enjoinorder
tell (v):
express in words
He said that he wanted to marry her.
tell me what is bothering you.
state your opinion.
state your name

Related Words: saystate
tell (v):
inform positively and with certainty and confidence
I tell you that man is a crook!
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Rats desert a sinking ship

Batan gemiyi önce fareler terkeder.
When there were wooden ships in common use, there would always be rats on board. If the ship were to sink the rats would jump off and swim away because they knew the ship was sinking and that they needed to swim to safety/shelter.

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