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tot lot

tot lot  n.— «Surfside’s Hawthorne Park, also known as “tot lot” playground, located on the corner of Hawthorne Avenue and 90th Street in the center of the town. The tot lot stands out as one of the few shaded playgrounds, and...

Tehrangeles

Tehrangeles  n.— «With neon signs in Persian decorating the window of the Woodland Hills Market—”Kabob” glowing in bright red, “Iranian Market” in pea green—this corner grocery store could just as well be in Tehran...

coffin corner

coffin corner  n.— «While Americans are now accustomed to institutionalized death, people in previous periods commonly died at home. Some Victorian-era town houses in New York even have their original “coffin corners,” the...

slug

slug  n.— «On a lonely corner, the kind of corner you don’t want to be alone on, stood a woman. In a late-model smallish SUV drove another woman, looking for slugs. In Metro parlance, slugs are people who ride with bodysnatchers instead of...

bodysnatcher

bodysnatcher  n.— «On a lonely corner, the kind of corner you don’t want to be alone on, stood a woman. In a late-model smallish SUV drove another woman, looking for slugs. In Metro parlance, slugs are people who ride with bodysnatchers...

Goldilocks

Goldilocks  attrib.— «You remember Goldilocks…With identical curiosity and startlingly similar conclusions, the astronomer now is sampling the stars for conditions to support life.» —“Has the Earth a Corner on Life...

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