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Susmaryosep

Susmaryosep  n.— «In the words of one vendor, who loudly remonstrated that what she earned was not even enough to cover the debts she accumulated as puhunan: “Susmaryosep!”» —“Taxing the underground economy” by...

heatiness

heatiness  n.— «Ron-Nai is what the Chinese call “re-qi” which is roughtly translated as “heatiness” which is a term widely used by Malaysian and Singaporean Chinese.…Food that is typically known as...

thunder run

thunder run  n.— «The plan for the convoy had gone through a number of permutations. At first it was seen by planners as a show of strength, with preparations worthy of a major invasion, including tank support and air cover—a...

rebate shop

rebate shop  n.— «Rebate shops have no such overhead to cover and give most of it back to their customers. Typically, that amounts to between 3 and 12 per cent of the amounts bet, even as high as 18 per cent on some exotic bets...

rusticle

rusticle  n.— «Gaping holes have opened up in the Titanic’s decks, metal walls have slumped and rivers of rust known as rusticles, which look like brownish icicles hanging from the ship’s iron plates, have multiplied so fast that in some...

takeout

takeout n. the amount of each bet deducted by a horse-racing track to cover expenses. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)