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A formal rebuttal that the defendant in a lawsuit makes against the claims of the plaintiff. The answer asserts that the plaintiff's allegations are false, or, if they are true, that the defendant is not liable for them.
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Last seen a few weeks ago at his adoptive Brentwood home, this Bush has orange and white fur and answers to the name Ernie.
This production also makes it clear that the residence is run by a gay man and a lesbian--Simon Jones plays former chorus boy-turned-administrator Perry Lascoe, and Dana Ivey's superintendent Sylvia Archibald, who strides about the house in pants and answers to the name Colonel Archie, is the gruffest, most affectionate, nonhomicidal bulldagger we've seen on Broadway, possibly ever.
Then they seemed to take the first greyhound that came, a blue bitch who answers to the name Solo.