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paper daisy

paper daisy  n.— «Rangers have the unenviable task of picking up what they euphemistically call “paper daisies”—pieces of toilet paper left to blow around. Some people don’t even bury it.» —“Fraser Island a big toilet...

chipping

chipping  n.— «Almost every time Cole lines up across the left tackle, he’s got a tight end to deal with, too. Running backs also take a quick shot at him before releasing into the flat—a technique called chipping.» —“Eagles ends...

biomagnify

biomagnify  v.— «When consumed by living organisms and passed along the food chain, the pollutants become “biomagnified” and can reach dangerously high concentrations, a particular risk if / when their host fishes find their way onto our...

lake lettuce

lake lettuce  n.— «Some might refer to them as moss, pond scum or lake lettuce, which encompasses a wide array of aquatic growth.» —“Weed control curtails two fishing trips” by Steve Ford Courier &...

punch mine

punch mine  n.— «The museum is a history lesson of Wheatcroft’s rich coal-mining past.…Clark shows a picture of a stooped miner entering a punch mine.» —“Mining a father’s passion” by Garret Mathews in...

skeet

skeet  v.— Note: It’s unclear what kind of “universal” meaning is suggested here, as it appears unrelated to the most common slang use of skeet. «An old classmate of mine claims to have coined the now-universal “skeet,”...