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cow county

cow county  n.— «The Nevada Senate consisted of one senator from each of the 17 counties even though the vast majority of the population was, as now, in just Clark and Washoe counties. The so-called “cow counties,” the rurals...

gold-beater’s skin

gold-beater’s skin  n.— «As a conservator, if we saw a tear like this, we’d look to parchment repair, a very similar organic material.…They use something called gold-beater’s skin—the lining of a cow’s stomach—very, very thin...

breeding pad

breeding pad  n.— «As beef cattle grow and mature, rump fat is an early developing fat tissue. Textbooks of beef cattle anatomy often refer to it as the “breeding pad,” a protective fat Mother Nature put in place for mating...

cow’s head

cow’s head
 n.— «Cow’s head: Refuel coupling on an aircraft.» —“Airport Lingo” by Raphael Sheffield Southwest Airlines Blog/Nuts About Southwest Dec. 10, 2007. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

Hertz rent-a-cow

Hertz rent-a-cow  attrib.— «Deviating from one of those criteria should be enough to lose the tax break, says Steven Geller, state Senate Democrat leader who last year accused developers of calling “Hertz rent-a-cow” to acquire...

rent-a-cow

rent-a-cow  attrib.— «Just last week, Governor Rose Mofford signed a bill aimed at stopping developers like Keating from using a “rent a cow” tax dodge.» —“Charles Keating: What A Political Animas” by Jana...