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tuxedo cat

tuxedo cat  n.— «Someone I knew in college rescued a litter of kittens at abt 1 week of age and I ended up taking Gummitch home to my mother. He was a beautiful orange tuxedo cat with striped legs and tail, a lovely face, and a terrific...

laddering

laddering  n.— «It’s also possible to buy a series of CDs, often referred to as “laddering,” so you’ll have some coming due at fairly frequent intervals, allowing you to renew at higher rates if rates are rising.» —“What...

lifelogging

lifelogging  n.— «they also predict that in the future everyone is going to be “lifelogging”—continually recording images from their vacations, conversations from business meetings, and even intimate confessions to friends...

solid

solid  n.— «Yes, he agrees, they’re despised by the rest of the inmates, whom he refers to as “solids,” bank robbers and the like.…“A tattoo is an ID,” he explains. “It shows you’ve done time. It says...

cue

cue  n.— «All the checkpoints in the hunt for satisfying ‘cue are here.» —“Barbecue: Smokin’ out Houston’s best” by Michael Spies Houston Chronicle (Texas) July 16, 1987. (source: Double-Tongued...

black-robe disease

black-robe disease  n.— «Mike has a better-than-the-rest-of-you attitude.…He’s a pompous elitist with black-robe disease. He’s got a God complex.» —“4 judges opposed for criminal courts” by John Makeig Houston...