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shboot

shboot  n.— «They’re the ankle flattering hybrid footwear that are half shoe, half boot, once only spotted gracing the feet of grannies. But “shoe booties,” or “sshboots” as they have become known, are back and set...

dead-check

dead-check  v. phr.— «“They teach us to do dead-checking when we’re clearing rooms,” an enlisted Marine recently returned from Iraq told me. “You put two bullets into the guy’s chest and one in the brain. But when you enter a...

Smurf uniform

Smurf uniform  n.— «So officials ran a pilot test at boot camp. All recruits are currently issued blue cotton pants and white T-shirts emblazoned with a Navy emblem. It’s affectionately known as the “Smurf uniform.” In 2005, Carroll said:...

loot in the boot

loot in the boot  n.— «My shape is that of a slightly distorted heavy pear: slender, Chabella-like shoulders and a gently rising collarbone cast lines that soften and swell past a high waist to what Amy and I refer to as “loot in the...

greenhouse

greenhouse  n.— «Fluted chrome trims both the top of the upright grille as well as the boot plinth (trailing edge of the decklid for those who aren’t conversant in British auto lingo). More delicate brightwork surrounds the greenhouse and...

boot

boot  n.— «The regulation requires all businesses that use shopping carts to submit an “abandoned cart prevention plan” to the city. Solutions could range from hiring parking lot attendants to installing devices that prevent...

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