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wrogging

wrogging  n.— «Just last night, as I was editing (key concept) my blog post for today, it occurred to me that there should be distinct words to describe “brain dump” blogging and high-quality writing on a blog (do you think “wrogging” will...

jangle box

jangle box  n.— «Seaman conducted from the harpsichord (or the “jangle box,” as he calls it).» —“Fleming offers flawless holiday gem” by John Pitcher Democrat and Chronicle (Rochester, N.Y.) Dec...

cuff and stuff

cuff and stuff  v.— «They are “cruising for crooks,” or “fishing for felons.” Suspects are “hooked and crooked,” “cuffed and stuffed,” “nailed and jailed,” and they “ride...

book bias

book bias  n.— «The case against former El Paso natural gas trader Todd Geiger, who pleaded guilty last year, includes e-mails in which his colleagues discuss whether to report only real trades or include “book bias”—trader...

haji mart

haji mart  n.— «“We should just clear out all these haji marts,” one said. “Bring in a bulldozer.”» —“Trolling for bombs” by John Koopman in Ramadi, Iraq San Francisco Chronicle July 9, 2004...

monkey board

monkey board  n.— «I had seen C.T. throw poultry off the windmill before, and although this practice was forbidden by his stern father, C.T. counted it a considerable thrill. Sometimes he caught white leghorn pullets and pitched them off...