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warping

warping  n.— «The atlas would give researchers and physicians around the world access to virtual maps of how the brain functions, to compare with data they obtain from scans of their subjects or patients. By the end of next year, they...

upcoding

upcoding  n.— «For years, HCA and its predecessors, including a smaller hospital firm also founded by the Frists, had rigged Medicare billing systems to charge the federal government far more than was justified for treating ordinary...

rock rental

rock rental  n.— «The dropped public records charge stemmed from what Sheriff’s Office spokesman Capt. John Fortunato called a “rock rental,” where someone loans an automobile in exchange for a rock of cocaine.» —“West...

cupmaster

cupmaster  n.— «Other sage advice included having a “cupmaster,” as Winkler and her roommates call it. A “cupmaster” is someone who is in charge of collecting money and makes sure no one is scamming free beer. The...

short booking

short booking  n.— «Officers also have stopped a practice called “short booking,” in which officers charge a person with a crime, schedule a court date, then let the person leave the jail without posting bond with the...

muzungu

muzungu  n.— «It began when she asked the court orderlies to bring the soldiers, referring to them as muzungus (white men), so she could deal with the file.» —“British soldiers on theft charge freed” by Joseph...