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tuna laundering

tuna laundering  n.— «Despite international quotas, the appetite for bluefin tuna is so insatiable that in the Mediterranean it is on the verge of extinction, according to the World Wildlife Fund. To curb quota violations and what the...

fire crotch

fire crotch  n.— «His wife, Ash, was no great lay—not like that nurse at the hospital, fire crotch, a hot little minkie with flaming red pubic hair and a very uninhibited appetite.» —by Chris Mooney Deviant Ways Oct. 3, 2000...

short eats

short eats  n.pl.— «If your appetite grows during the day, you can stop at one of the many tea houses which dominate any town’s streets, and order “short eats,” a lovely collective noun for various snacks, such as small...

presidentiable

presidentiable  n.— «When registration closed, the voters had choice of 78 presidential candidates—or “Presidentiables” as they are locally called—eight of whom were considered “serious” contenders.» —“The...

chayote

chayote  n.— «“It pricks your hands but you grab it just the same,” is how they describe the chayote, also slang for bribe, which like the vegetable is abundant and whets one’s appetite for more.» —“Complicity between press...

dry drunk

dry drunk  n.— «He has hit upon the “dry drunk” scheme as a way to indulge his appetite without hurting his conscience. He is employed as a porter, and every night before he quits work he takes particular pains in cleaning up...

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