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Echar un Coyotito

In Mexico, echar un coyotito — literally, “throw a little coyote” — means “to take a short nap.” In Venezuela, it’s more common to talk about a quick snooze using echar un zorrito, the word zorrito being a diminutive...

flymph

flymph  n.— «Leafing through this little book, I was struck by the naturalness of the flies, some of which resembled the modern, soft-hackle “flymph” patterns popularized by Vernon S. Hidy. The blackened hooks were mostly sizes...

pollito

pollito  n.— «A section of Greyhound’s “Transportation of Illegal Aliens” guidelines that deals with how to identify an immigrant smuggler cautions em ployees to be on the lookout for people who use the Spanish word pollito...

deminibus

deminibus  n.— «After winning his colleagues’ support for a plan to restructure his committee, Cochran said the days of the appropriations omnibus—a measure combining several spending bills—are finished. “We’re not going to have...

stagette

stagette n. an unmarried or unbetrothed woman; any woman or girl unaccompanied by a man, especially when socialiazing as part of a group of women or girls; (hence) especially in Canada, a pre-wedding party given for a bride; a bachelorette party...