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noon-to-cocktail hour curve

noon-to-cocktail hour curve  n.— «Zito was dominant. His noon-to-cocktail-hour curve—scouts slang for a pitch that breaks downward like hands on a clock moving from 12 to 6—gave the Dodgers fits.» —“Zito Shows L.A. to Its...

slurve

slurve  n.— «He would like to see Kennedy pitch inside more often than he has been allowed in college and mentioned that Ian tends to “get around his curve a little,” producing what’s known as a “slurve...

twisty

twisty  n.— «Club members are most interested in hilly back roads that twist and turn back on themselves. They affectionately call them “twisties.”» —“Welcoming 2006 one curve at a time” by Mariella...

fragged

fragged  adj.— «Without both preparation and experience, tactical lessons and execution fall short of ideal. The mission may come off “as fragged,” but the learning curve remains stagnant.» —“Situational Awareness [Lucky...

cebradita

cebradita  n.— «Juan Calzada, Nidian’s brother, changes the cassette tape player from Mexican cebraditas and cumbias to OutKast so he can break-dance to the rap music for the captive audience.» —“Cultural learning curve” by...

charro

charro  n.— «Cliques are split by taste in music or country of origin, including roqueros (Spanish rock fans) and charros (who listen to traditional country Mexican tunes).» —“Cultural learning curve” by Elizabeth...

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