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cotton curtain

cotton curtain  n.— «From behind the “cotton curtain” of the Mississippi Delta last week came Dr. Theodore R. (for Roosevelt) Mason Howard.…Rated as Mississippi’s “most hated” Negro leader because of his...

blurple

blurple  adj.— «Cotton knit shirt with long tail, in emerald, black or “blurple.”» —“30-35% off boys’ Red Camel & Ocean Pacific” in advert. News (Frederick, Maryland) Apr. 19, 1994. (source:...

cow-dust hour

cow-dust hour  n.— « She in her cotton skirt,/bare feet in sandals/and with him/in jeans and sleeveless vest, they might be a Brahmin couple/wed ritually at the cow-dust hour,/sashed together with a silken scarf...

massage à trois

massage à trois  n.— «Sometimes, though, they let unwitting customers become participants in what one might call a massage a trois: While Mathilde washes one man’s hair, her husband kneels and begins biting her buttocks through her thin...

booster bag

booster bag  n.— «Fact is, she may pick up 12 or 15 different articles and put them in her shopping bag or umbrella or her booster bag on one floor and then go on to the next. A booster bag is a store-label dress or suit box with a panel...

geedunk

geedunk  n.— «You could pack any doubts about the wonderfulness of the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus into a toy poodle’s knapsack and still have plenty of room for cotton candy and other spectator geedunks.» —“Circus...