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muti murder

muti murder  n.— Note: “Muti” in several African languages refers to traditional or herbal medicine. «In muti murders, a victim—usually a woman or child—is killed in order to harvest body parts for making muti. It is believed...

shoot and scoot mission

shoot and scoot mission  n.— «It’s a well known Taliban tactic to use what the Marines call “Dickers” (spotters) to monitor their patrols and choose if and when to attack, usually in very short burst of what the commandos call...

tuppercare

tuppercare  n.— «Desperae to find foster carers? Try having a party, but not just any old party. Oh, no, it’s time for tuppercare, a term inspired by the marketing strategy devised to sell plastic boxes to housewives from the 1940s onwards...

boomer interrupted

boomer interrupted  n.— «The new euphemism for those called to parental assistance is “boomer interrupted.” Just when you began to look forward to your own retirement, your role reverses and you need to take care of those who...

coroner fracture

coroner fracture  n.— «Hay, a pediatric radiologist at Children’s Hospital in Denver, said fractures of a child’s growth plates at the ends of the bones can occur because they are a weaker part of the bone. They are commonly called...

bucket handle fracture

bucket handle fracture  n.— «Hay, a pediatric radiologist at Children’s Hospital in Denver, said fractures of a child’s growth plates at the ends of the bones can occur because they are a weaker part of the bone. They are commonly called...