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ventiport

ventiport  n.— «Its styling, says GM interior design chief Dave Lyon, will feature modern interpretations of the Buick portholes (or “ventiports” as they were called in the “50s) and the “sweepspear,” the...

sweepspear

sweepspear  n.— «Its styling, says GM interior design chief Dave Lyon, will feature modern interpretations of the Buick portholes (or “ventiports” as they were called in the “50s) and the “sweepspear,” the...

duty watch bar

duty watch bar  n.— «For members of the British Royal Navy on the two warships at the pier, it became something more than just a bar last week. “It’s the ’duty watch bar,’ ” Mark Smith, 41, a petty officer sitting in...

Texican

Texican  adj.— «We think it’s wonderful that the Rolling Stones, those icons of rock, will be closing the show for Los Lonely Boys, three brothers from San Angelo who have given rock a definite “Texican”—as they call it—accent...

flamboozle

flamboozle  v.— «Patrick Swayze said in an interview that he (Swayze) was proud of his 5-acre farm in California and was flamboozled (probably not his exact words :-)) when he heard that Gibson had bought 17,000 acres in Montana...

mundane

mundane  n.— «This is my best effort at a summary of Karyn Ashburn’s talk.…On those occasions when she showed up at a con to meet Elise, she saw lots of fans in groups talking. To her they seemed angry and rude. To Elise they seemed...

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