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tempo run

tempo run  n.— «By the time you read this, I’ll have finished week six: still four days of running, but the mileage has jumped to 22. That includes a nine-mile “long run” on one day, plus what’s called a six-mile “tempo...

pop

pop  n.— «A paddle was not easy to find, so he placed a special order with a cabinetmaker and outfitted a few staff members. They delivered a total of 535 paddlings—or “pops,” as they call them—to about 150 students last year...

fleshing

fleshing  n.— «Once the measurements are called in, the skin is carefully removed from the body in a process called “fleshing.” Excess fur is shaved off and a thin layer of hide is carved off the meat and membrane...

animal hoarder

animal hoarder  n.— «The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) of Texas says it is taking temporary custody of more than 200 confined dogs from a suspected animal hoarder in Wise County who is also an animal control...

plan-overs

plan-overs  n.pl.— «The bags are especially aimed at people who cook big meals on weekends to have “plan-overs” for the week.» —“New Bag Stands Up To Microwave Oven” by Liz Newlin Dallas Morning...

barrier nursing

barrier nursing  n.— «In 1943 my mother arrived as the new sister on a children’s ward in a north of England hospital—which had a matron—to find chickenpox was endemic there. She cleared it up by using a technique known as barrier nursing...

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