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swiper

swiper  n.— «Some venues have even resorted to installing ID card machines, known to security as “swipers.” “The first thing we do is swipe the card, and it shows exactly what the card should say on the screen,” says Mario, bouncer...

gibbled

gibbled  adj.— «In Saskatchewan, we’re all familiar with the word. “Gibbled” describes something that is broken or wobbly or otherwise dysfunctional. Usually it applies to things physical (“If you run on that gibbled...

oilsand

oilsand  n.— «Many oil and gas companies are undervalued when taking into account their resource base, in particular oilsands players, Holden said. These companies have access to billions of barrels of bitumen nestled in the democratic...

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...

bake blind

bake blind  v. phr.— «When recipes tell you to bake blind, they don’t mean cover your eyes. Baking blind is the term for cooking a pie shell—partially or completely—without any filling. You shouldn’t just pop the shell in the oven. It’ll...

circus parking

circus parking  n.— «Parking lots are very expensive, too. When I first came here you could buy an Impark parking lot (for crew and circus parking) for $300 to $400.» —“Ann-Margret, Hopper, Zane to film thriller here” by...