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box

box  n.— «It’s where the drugs are. Where the crack is. An area that soft-spoken, veteran police Lieutenant Lionel Garcia calls “the box.” It’s an informal term in cop-speak that means the floating area of most concentrated...

sketch

sketch  n.— «I caught him wandering Alameda and Seventh streets in the late morning after a decidedly rough night, trying desperately to break out of a sketch with a Happy Meal.» —“Inside the Box With the Super Dope...

bag nasty

bag nasty  n.— «This might seem frivolous, but frankly, when you perpetuate terms like “chow hall” and “bag-nasty,” it shows no respect for the services professionals who bust their tails to make sure you don’t go...

snorkel mailbox

snorkel mailbox  n.— «The “snorkel” mailbox formerly located at the rear of the Benton Harbor postoffice on Sixth street has been moved.» —“Change Location of ‘Snorkel” Box At BH Postoffice” Herald...

Mart Brothers

Mart Brothers  n.pl.— «Some in my own profession call them “The Mart Brothers,” for Wal-Mart and Kmart; others with more balance call them “The Great Discounters.”» —“Big Box Debate Finally Comes to...

nerd-bomb

nerd-bomb  n.— «Gooner—this wholly untelegenic nerd-bomb who hailed from planet Dateless and spoke a customized Midwestern patois that frequently required its own subtitles…lost and was booted from the island.» —“Idiot Box...