squish
 n.— «All seven were wearing flame-retardant protective clothing and were standing next to the plant’s No. 1 oxygen furnace when they were “hit with this backlash of extreme heat, slag and molten steel,” United Steelworkers Local 6787 president Paul Gibson said. “It wasn’t an explosion. It’s what they refer to as a squish,” Gibson said.» —“7 workers injured in accident at steel plant” by Burns Harbor, Indiana HeraldTimesOnline.com (Bloomington, Indiana) Aug. 28, 2007. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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