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spermative action

spermative action  n.— «The numbers send booksellers reeling, begging writers for novels friendly to women’s book clubs. More women apply to college today than men, leading to male affirmative action, so-called “spermative action...

starvation corner

starvation corner  n.— «The man is immature, selfish, unloving, faithful and no bargain no matter how you look at it. He has relegated you to a starvation corner.…He gives nothing of himself.» —“‘Good Provider’ Who Gives Nothing...

beaver baffler

beaver baffler  n.— «The pipes that Hilliker laid have cages over the inlet-ends to prevent beavers from clogging them. Beavers are tuned to the sound of rushing water and were probably busy Wednesday night rebuilding the dam notches over...

stander

stander  n.— «Carousel horse resin model, $425 to $1,825, plus shipping and handling. “Lefty,” a full-sized, carousel horse is a looker as well as a “stander” (the term for a carousel animal with three legs down and...

pantload

pantload  n.— «He’s been abusing them with names like “fat pantload.”» —“Radio rabble-rouser stirs strong passions” by Jon Lender Hartford Courant (Connecticut) May 23, 1993. (source: Double...

Spaghetti Bowl

Spaghetti Bowl  n.— «A complex web of pipelines known as the “Spaghetti Bowl” transports liquid and gaseous materials between the plants.» —“Houston Booms On Oil, Mud” in Washington Hartford...