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facade-ectomy

facade-ectomy  n.— «To be sure, shaving away everything but the facade of a building has been done before. In 1989, architects Moriyama & Teshima jammed a modern office building at 10 S. LaSalle St. with blue and lime green walls...

retail jail

retail jail  n.— «In a recent story about Home Office plans to ease the burden on police by creating so-called “retail jails” in shopping centres, the phrase “custody suites” was used. I’ve heard of bridal suites, a...

custody suite

custody suite  n.— «In a recent story about Home Office plans to ease the burden on police by creating so-called “retail jails” in shopping centres, the phrase “custody suites” was used. I’ve heard of bridal suites...

suicide smock

suicide smock n. an over-garment that is supposedly unusable for self-strangulation and is given to inmates believed to be a danger to themselves. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

policeman

policeman  n.— «Still, there are those who believe Crosby’s very life is in danger every time he steps on the ice, and to remedy the situation, the Penguins need to immediately acquire a, ahem, “policeman.” For those unfamiliar...

tie up

tie up  v. phr.— «Straining runners are in danger of “tying up,” the term for the destabilization of their form when they reach a point at which their muscles can no longer perform with the same intensity.» —“Ginn Jr.‘s...