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skiintling

skiintling  n.— Note: According to the Oxford English Dictionary, skintling is “to separate and reset (half-dried bricks) at angles to each other, so as to complete the drying.” «The brick facade is as curious as anything. It’s...

rough in

rough in  n.— «Plumbers use what’s called a “rough in” sheet that comes with exposed sinks to place the water and drain lines inside the wall exactly where they need to stick out under the fixture.» —“Single to double...

lapper

lapper  n.— «Cold comfort as it may be, hooning is not an exclusively Brisbane problem. In Hobart, hoons do what is called “block bombing” where they roar around the CBD block. In Ipswich, hoons are called “lappers...

block bombing

block bombing  n.— «Cold comfort as it may be, hooning is not an exclusively Brisbane problem. In Hobart, hoons do what is called “block bombing” where they roar around the CBD block.» —“Academic interest in...

tilt-a-puke

tilt-a-puke  n.— «Little hands, sticky with cotton candy and spilled soda, are eager to grab the ball for a chance at winning a gold fish or to pull themselves up into rides that older folks refer to as the “tilt-a-puke...

nuff nuff

nuff nuff  n.— «You’d have to be a complete nuff nuff to put an unopened tin of baked beans in for 10 minutes, wouldn’t you? Everyone knows they’re done in two.» —“Boys in Bandland” by Andrew Daddo Courier...

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