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stripper

stripper  n.— «More daily cartoonists, who call themselves “strippers” and many of whom consider themselves artists, really should consider hiring gag writers, although a few do. Just because you can draw doesn’t mean you’re...

kill screen

kill screen  n.— «We talk about what is known in classic-gaming argot as the “kill screen.” This is the edge of the universe, the place where instructions end. Billy has seen a lot of kill screens. Pac-Man comes to a halt at level 256, as...

circus parking

circus parking
 n.— «Crew and circus parking proposal.» —by City Of Abbotsford Application to Film In The City of Abbotsford (British Columbia, Canada) Oct., 2006. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

overkeeper

overkeeper  n.— «Investigating local records in Erwin, researching state archives in Nashville and absorbing everything he could find online, Carlton immersed himself in the Sparks Circus and the events that followed after a five-ton...

circus save

circus save n. a spectacular or unorthodox sports move that prevents an opponent from scoring. Editorial Note: This is related to circus catch, which Paul Dickson, with Barry Popik’s help, traced back to 1886 in his 1999 New Dickson Baseball...

bullhook

bullhook  n.— «Circus representatives told the Judiciary Committee that the bullhook, or guide as they called it, is an accepted animal husbandry device that is not used in an abusive manner.» —“Lobbyist hired for $40,000 to fight...