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horse ballet

horse ballet  n.— «In her 20s, Lesko’s interests turned to dressage, an intense form of competitive horse training that is sometimes called “horse ballet.” She trained to the Grand Prix level in dressage and became a serious...

comping

comping  n.— «Hutcherson delivered some of his best work on this tune as he played the straight man to the G-men (Garrett and Gonzalez). Refusing to get caught up in a contest of speed or strength, the wily vet relied on his smarts as he...

balance the baskets

balance the baskets  v. phr.— «Alderman at-large Paul Denaro said the accepted practice over the years has been not to fund line items properly, but to make estimates based on the previous year’s budget and then adjust the accounts as...

skinner

skinner  n.— «Cambridge Police spokesman Frank Pasquarello said he has heard only the word in reference to some form of molestation or sexual violation. “We’ve definitely heard [skinner] before, but what it means depends on who you talk...

walkshed

walkshed  n.— «A one-mile perimeter, therefore, defines this car-less family’s pedestrian travel zone—call it our “walkshed.” Fortunately, because we chose to live in a compact community, our walkshed turns out to be well stocked...

bistronomy

bistronomy  n.— «Francois Lemarie had an article in the same issue on the move of French cuisine from gastronomy through bistronomy to fooding and lists as Parisian bistronomic places: La Cerisaie, Le Temps au Temps, Fogon St-Julien, Le...

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