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dichro

dichro  n.— «Dorothy offered to teach him and LuAnn how to make dichroic glass jewelry.…They will be showing their dichro jewelry—as it’s known in industry speak.…Using all the colors of the rainbow and then some, LuAnn and Pat...

spoon

spoon  n.— «Police have their hands full on the Gold Coast, not only with violent youths, domestic violence and drug dealers, but with the mentally ill. They have their own patois, referring to deranged people as “spoons’ because...

cutlet

cutlet  n.— «All the nurses had these pretend bosom things that we would put into these period bras. We called the devices chicken cutlets; they beefed everything up a little bit. But it was so hot some days that I would take my little...

sidequel

sidequel  n.— «Sidequel (Side Story)—A sidequel is a neologism describing a work of fiction in literature, film, and other creative works that is produced after a completed work, set in the same “universe,” with arbitrary...

anchor baby

anchor baby  n.— «Stein contends undocumented aliens should not be allowed to benefit because they have children born in this country. Turning a blind eye to such issues, Stein asserted, encourages immigrant families to conceive...

cowboy coffee

cowboy coffee  n.— «There we made coffee on a gas stove by boiling water and pouring the grounds into the pot. Some referred to it as cowboy coffee, but I thought it was the best cup I’d ever had.» —“Peaceful day amid...