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T-patcher

T-patcher  n.— «With lethal German 88mm artillery shells raining down, Panzer tanks attacked the 36th’s flanks. The T-patchers, as they were called (their insignia was a “T” on an arrowhead patch), literally engaged in “hand-to-tank”...

six-pack

six-pack  v.— «In volleyball parlance, she is a kill machine. Blink and you’ll miss her rocket hits. Opponents always run the risk of being “six-packed”—slang for getting smacked in the face with the ball.» —“Six Feet of...

townie

townie  n.— «Of course there are places cruisers never went out of style. In certain mountain towns and beach communities, having a dinged old Schwinn has always been a considerable badge of local street cred. In Aspen, these old junkers...

snodding

snodding  n.— «The juvenile whale spent more than four hours with its head and tail tangled in a shark net about 500m off Currumbin beach before rescuers used a technique called snodding to cut it free.…Snodding, he said, involved...

sponging

sponging  n.— «Bodysurfing, or “sponging” as it’s called by regular boogie boarders, is a lot easier than surfing and a great way to get wet without going too far out to sea (the best waves are usually near the beach)...

elephant’s tampon

elephant’s tampon  n.— «I used to be a boogie boarder. While I have long since evolved beyond the lay-down sponge riding, the fact remains that not only did my love affair with surfing begin years ago in the prone position but also, when...