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bobtailing

bobtailing  n.— «The court held the Legislature had violated the state Constitution by attaching nongermane items to a law that pertained to another subject, a practice called “bobtailing.”» —“Sloan Relishes Role” The...

milblog

milblog  n.— «Since combat began in Iraq in March 2003, “milblogs,” as they’re called, have been cropping up in increasing numbers.» —“State of the Art” by Daniel Schulman Columbia Journalism Review (New...

juice

juice  v.— «Bodybuilders who “juice,” a term for using steroids, lack patience and dedication but are drawn to risk.» —“Weight lifters vital to steroids probe” by Clif LeBlanc The State (Columbia, S.C.) Sept...

tiger team

tiger team  n.— «Administrator Michael Griffin said a new “tiger team” of engineers will seek solutions to the problem that brought down Columbia and continues to haunt the space agency.» —“NASA Chief Is Optimistic About...

agbero

agbero  n.— «The Yoruba word for bus conductor is agbero, the one who collects fares from the passengers. We sometimes also call them touts. They are as terrible as you’ll ever get. Maybe we have the prime selection of bus conductors and...

Chocolate City

Chocolate City  n.— «It’s been more than 30 years since baseball was played in the District of Columbia, yet some are hopeful that the Nationals will be a big draw for Washingtonians, especially blacks residents who make a solid majority...