"The matter with human beans,' the BFG went on, 'is that they is absolutely refusing to believe in anything unless they is actually seeing it right in front of their own schnozzles."
--from "The BFG" (1982) by Roald Dahl
As he would later write: “As if goaded by a kind of frantic despair, I sketched these dirty, ragged little victims of the war with their bruised, lacerated minds and bodies, their matted hair and runny noses. Here my life as a painter began in earnest.”
One British pupil currently on a trip to China said a friend was taken away for extra checks after admitting on the form to having a runny nose.
18 and Under
By PERRI KLASS, M.D.
Keep your child home from school if there’s fever, or if the child feels too crummy to participate -- but don’t worry so much about the runny nose in the row behind.
of very bad quality:
a crummy old carpet
1 more liquid than usual:
The sauce looked runny so I added some more flour.
2 If your nose is runny, it is producing more mucus than usual, usually because you are ill:
I've got a runny nose today.