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munter

munter  n.— Note: Probably unrelated to the British slang term “munter,” which refers to an undesirable woman. «More than 400 people between the ages of 23 and 35 will then appear divided into 16 teams wearing different colored...

floor plan interest

floor plan interest  n.— «Dealers borrow money to pay for the cars that sit on their lots. For every day that the cars sit unsold, they accrue more of what the industry calls “floor plan” interest charges. According to the...

scoop shop

scoop shop  n.— «Nobody keeps track of specific flavor sales at ice-cream parlors (“scoop shops” in dairy-industry parlance), but the International Dairy Foods Association tracks supermarket sales, which, according to its...

greenprint

greenprint  n.— «The Greenprint is a joint effort of the Trust for Public and the Cornwall-based Housatonic Valley Association, which, according to HVA’s Web site “are working together to initiate a community-based mapping...

beeper ball

beeper ball  n.— «Staying in the vein of special needs, four teams of visually impaired baseball players met Saturday for New York’s first ever blind baseball tournament. Unlike traditional versions of our national pastime, beeper ball (or...

speedcubing

speedcubing  n.— «Remember Rubik’s Cube, that devious little puzzle from the 1980s? Well, to paraphrase a movie from that era: It’s back!…Cubing—as it is known—has had a revival, thanks to the growing popularity of...

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