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Take-Offs Word Quiz

Our Quiz Guy John Chaneski offers a quiz called Take-Offs. For each clue, remove the first letter of a word to get the second (or third) word in the puzzle. For example, in the first chapter of Moby Dick, Ishmael had to screw up his courage and join...

scooter hoot

scooter hoot  n.— «President of the Defiers M.C. Stone, Ky. chapter “Super Red” said scooter hoot is really another term for a biker party. Super Red is his biker name and he told the Daily News this is how he wished to be addressed...

callback

callback  n.— «He ends nearly every chapter with a surprising figurative twist on something he said earlier, like what comedians refer to as a “callback.”» —“Inventing English: A Portable History Of The Language By Seth...

vein brother

vein brother  n.—Gloss: a man with whom you get high on injected drugs, especially if you share a needle. «But nothing in their records, or in their daily appearances around the neighborhood, could foretell what became the macabre final...

tenbagger

tenbagger  n.— «In his best-selling book from 1989, “One Up on Wall Street,” there’s even a chapter entitled “Stalking the Tenbagger.” That’s the kind of stock that goes up tenfold.» —“The Store Is Jumpin’. The Stock Isn’t...

horse teeth floater

horse teeth floater  n.— «Chris Johnson just wants to float horse teeth again, and he’s getting help from the Minnesota chapter of the Institute for Justice. The group filed a lawsuit last week against the Minnesota Board of Veterinary...