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The Black Dog (episode #1536)

Books were rare treasures in the Middle Ages, painstakingly copied out by hand. So how to protect them from theft? Scribes sometimes added a curse to...

juicy

juicy noun. A person who illicitly carries alcohol in a water bottle. «Gwen Alexander, who’s been working at the Astoria pool for two years...

Recurrence vs. Reoccurrence

Which is the better term, recurrence or reoccurrence? A look at the corpus of American literature confirms that recurrence is far and away the more...

Raining Cats and Dogs

Get out your umbrellas — it’s raining pitchforks and … bullfrogs? This week, it’s odd expressions that mean “a heavy downpour...

Can You Brandish a Body Part?

We usually brandish a weapon, or some object we can wave about. But the definition of brandish can be stretched to include more figurative types of...