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slow elk

slow elk  n.— «Someone else mentioned an unprincipled captain back in the lean ’30s who was said to have sent a task force armed with shotguns ashore at rural stretches on dark nights to hunt “slow elk.” If successful, the men...

BOB

BOB  n.— «A United Airlines flight bound for Los Angeles turned back after a note reading “B-O-B” was found on a sick bag in a toilet. The captain decided the note could have meant “bomb on board.” But airline...

haji armor

haji armor  n.— «In some cases, says Col. Andy Gembara, a former special operations commando and father of an Army captain who just finished an Iraq tour, local commanders are hiring Iraqis to update the vehicles. “They call it...

bag drag

bag drag  n.— «As the son of an international airline captain and a pilot in the Marine Corps for 22 years, I have spent a lot of time in the back—and front—of aircraft.…On a recent ski trip to Utah, I did not enjoy doing the...

chirping

chirping  n.— «There has always been banter—”chirping” as they call it—on the cricket field, but the past decade has seen it elevated to a calculated science as, for example, Steve Waugh and his side pursued what the Australian...

sabi talk

sabi talk  n.— «Collier is a man who is ingrafted with what is called in local parlance “sabi talk” (sweet tongued), he has been observed to be complaining so much. He frequently quarrelled with Mr. Solomon Berewa while he was...