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hillbilly

hillbilly  n.— «While it’s still a member of the cottontail family, it is huge compared to the Eastern cottontail, commonly called a “hillbilly” by rabbit hunters.» —“Cane cutters challenge for beagles” by David...

BOI

BOI  n.— «Griffin tabbed Grady an “outsider” and said his own roots in the community, as a BOI who grew up in Galveston and Santa Fe, meant he knew the sensibilities of the community.…Grady said that while he was not a BOI, he was a...

stick the landing

stick the landing  v. phr.— «Bringing comicbooks to life always represents a particular challenge, with words and images that don’t quite survive the leap from page to screen. “Elektra” earnestly tries to complete that jump...

stick the landing

stick the landing  v. phr.— «The planning board rejected the proposed Whites Hill Estates development last night.…Association member Neil Cronin offered an Olympic analogy: “I feel like we stuck the landing...

Harvard death

Harvard death  n.— «He spoke about how some doctors make a game of resuscitation; how the challenge for some young doctors becomes having patients die a so-called “Harvard” death, in which their blood gas numbers perfectly...

no bang

no bang  n.— «Quebec’s widespread video lottery terminal machines, invariably located in bars where they do not serve “no-bang” beer and where people smoke, have proved to be a challenge and a learning experience unprecedented...