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comp

comp  n.— «His first assignment as he shadowed the team: cleaning up a three-week “comp” near Milwaukee, Wisc. That’s shorthand for “an apartment in which someone died and laid, unfound, for three weeks...

creeper

creeper  n.— «A 32-year-old woman told police last week that a cunning creeper made his way into her 5th Avenue apartment, taking only her $400 blue hybrid road bike.» —“Bike burgle” Park Slope Courier (Brooklyn, New...

Edwardian five

Edwardian five  n.— «The apartment she chose was once an Edwardian five, which translates simply to a one bedroom for a rich bachelor or widow (probably not for a young single woman—they rarely lived alone in Edwardian times): only one...

book

book  n.— «Matters improved still more. Mr. Legree moved to a job at Public School 150, just across the street from his apartment at Brownsville Houses. It was at that job that he received his “book”—became a member of a laborers’ union...

Barmuda Triangle

Barmuda Triangle  n.— «They don’t have to drive home from the Barmuda Triangle, a collection of Lumpkin Street clubs and bars a block away from their Clayton Street apartment.» —“Downtown living up in Athens Loft apartments catching...

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