- The box grater looked ______ until Jim scraped his knuckles against it.
- He pressed a napkin to his fingers to ______ the flow of blood.
- If you were to begin writing out the names of the whole numbers in order, starting with one, which letter would you get to use first, a, b, or c?
- a. innocuous
- a. stanch
- a, which first appears in one thousand. The first b is in one billion, and c doesn’t come up until one octillion — that’s 1 followed by 27 zeroes.
—Andy Hollandbeck is the Post’s copy editor and managing editor.
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