1. nominating speech an address (usually at a political convention) proposing the name of a candidate to run for election
  2. nominating address an address (usually at a political convention) proposing the name of a candidate to run for election
  3. nominative case the category of nouns serving as the grammatical subject of a verb
  4. mountain spinach Asiatic plant resembling spinach often used as a potherb
  5. second-hand speech overheard conversation
  6. spending spree a brief period of extravagant spending
  7. mountain grape ornamental evergreen shrub of Pacific coast of North America having dark green pinnate leaves and racemes of yellow flowers followed by blue-black berries
  8. John Hanning Speke English explorer who with Sir Richard Burton was the first European to explore Lake Tanganyika; he also discovered Lake Victoria and named it (1827-1864)
  9. dominating offensively self-assured or exercising unwarranted power
  10. nominalistic of or relating to nominalism
  11. phatic speech conversational speech used to communicate sociability more than information
  12. man-eating shark large aggressive shark widespread in warm seas
  13. marlingspike a pointed iron hand tool that is used to separate strands of a rope or cable (as in splicing)
  14. knitting stitch a stitch taken in knitting
  15. keynote speech a speech setting forth the keynote
  16. fulminating mercury a fulminate that when dry explodes violently if struck or heated; used in detonators and blasting caps and percussion caps
  17. sinking spell a temporary decline in health or value
  18. non-standard speech speech that differs from the usual accepted, easily recognizable speech of native adult members of a speech community
  19. landing stage platform from which passengers and cargo can be (un)loaded
  20. nominal damages (law) a trivial sum (usually $1.00) awarded as recognition that a legal injury was sustained (as for technical violations of a contract)