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Heyday Origins

When something’s in its heyday, its in its prime. What does that have to do with hay? Nothing, actually. It goes back to the 1500s, when heyday and similar-sounding words were simply expressions of celebration or joy. Grant is especially fond...

biohol

biohol  n.— «The ethanol made here is not only clean but also cheap—this is perhaps the first ethanol plant to achieve both. More important, it is an early demon stration of the great potential of biohols—liquid fuels derived from biomass...

Chelsea tractor

Chelsea tractor  n.— «About half the mums round this way use (not drive!) Chelsea Tractors on the brat run. The only time that they ever get to go off road is when they park on the grass verges to *avoid* the double yellow lines or zig...

piecer

piecer  n.— «The biographical blurbs written by Mr. Martinez for the veteran graffiti artists in the show are not the kind of restrained prose usually found in the gallery world or a classroom. One artist, Case 2, is described as “a...

tumshie

tumshie
 n.— «Well good riddance you auld tumshie.» —“Re: Bye For Now, You Losers” by david@wedding-services.demon.co.uk Usenet: soc.culture.scottish Dec. 29, 1999. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

gib

gib  n.— «“Gib” or “Gibbing” was used in the early days of First Person shooters where “Frag” is now used. Gibs are nowadays used to describe the splatter effect of guts or blood upon exploding an opponent...

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