Monday, June 19, 2017. Daily Brit Wit.
Noun, in singular, informal
A short period of time.
"You sit on the edge of the lounge chair, sunglasses perched on the bridge of your nose, the smell of coconut and sunscreen heavy in the air, but no scent is as strong as the chlorine wafting by thanks to the pool. The sun is visible today, not even bothering to pretend to play peak-a-boo. It's rather lovely, you muse, leaning back onto your elbows with your face offered upward at the sun.
'Come into the pool, Jessie!' Your friends holler, barely heard over their raucous games. You jolt from your thoughts at the sound of your name and it takes you several seconds to realise why you heard it.
'Yeah, give me a mo, would you?' You shout back, scooting off the edge and stretching.
Then a mischievous idea floats by like a forgotten pool noodle. You toss your sunhat, glasses, and coverup onto your chair and creep toward the pool. All your friends' backs are toward you; so, backing up a few paces, you launch into the pool, shouting nonsense."