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Featherwood

Featherwood  n.— «Angela would tear herself away from the TV and finish opening the can, declaring herself “a skin bitch, a Featherwood.”» —by William Finnegan Cold New World , 1998. (source: Double-Tongued...

pill dough

pill dough  n.— «Cannelton Sgt. Eric Dickenson said he stopped Nugent’s red Ford Mustang on Indiana 66 because one of the car’s headlights was not working. During his search, Dickenson found loose cold tablets in a plastic bag and another...

Prius backlash

Prius backlash  n.— «Hybrid owners say they feel like the victims of road rage. Carpoolers accuse them of driving too slowly in order to maximize their fuel efficiency, and of clogging diamond lanes that were once clear. Hybrid motorists...

kiss and cry area

kiss and cry area  n.— «Yes, that place where figure skaters clutch their flowers and await their marks has a name—”the Kiss and Cry Area.”» —“Ioc’s Drug Rules Unclear Suspension Of Young For Taking Cold Medicine Raises...

cryonaut

cryonaut  n.— «Like some 1,000 other members of the “cryonics” movement, Mr. Pizer has made arrangements to have his body frozen in liquid nitrogen as soon as possible after he dies.…Despite the uncertainties, cryonauts...

degron

degron  n.— «Mutations in these sequences (or “degrons” as they are called) prevent Gli1 degradation, causing, rather, the Gli1 protein to accumulate, and lead to accelerated tumorigenesis. Mutations in these sequences (or...