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deguttling

deguttling  n.— «Video footage (which, for those in offices, could probably be viewed on a site called something like Shouldn’t-you-be-getting-on-with-your-work?dotcom) reveals Tevez rubbing the back of his neck as Terry walks away...

jet leg

jet leg  n.— «It’s not what’s commonly called “jet leg” and what doctors call deep vein thrombosis (DVT), but its uncomfortable all the same.» —“This is your captain speaking: pull your socks up” EarthTimes...

hose dragger

hose dragger  n.—Gloss: a nickname for a firefighter.  «Butler, a former Coast Guard captain, conceded he had limited experience as what’s known as a “hose dragger” but noted he has had years of planning and preparatory...

liberal lion

liberal lion  n.— «The fate of Paul W. Douglas, the 47-year-old liberal lion of the Senate, now rests in the hands of Mayor Richard J. Daley of Chicago, whose own future is on the line.» —“‘A Precinct Captain’s...

cold iron

cold iron  v.— «The captain…explained that the supercarrier had no power of her own; she was “cold iron.”» —“Carrier Saratoga Floated for Final Fitting as World’s Most Powerful Ship” by Michael...

Barmuda Triangle

Barmuda Triangle  n.— «In a dark corner of Leo’s Food and Spirits at Dauphine and France streets—one-third of what is known as “The Barmuda Triangle in the 9th Ward”—sat the Captain For Life of Box of Wine.» —“Corkscrew...