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recon by fire

recon by fire  n.— «The danger is particularly acute at night. The Iraqis do not have night-vision equipment, so when they spot people approaching their checkpoints they have a tendency to do what the Americans refer to as “recon by fire.”...

skip

skip  v.— «According to the press accounts, many snowmobile drivers like to “skip” their machines over open water.…A snowmobile cannot change direction while “skipping”—it can only go in a straight line. If a snowmobile...

white clown

white clown  n.— «Taproot Theatre director Karen Lund supplies a twinkly anti-realistic performance style to accompany Wilde’s ingenious artifices. Her cast includes inspired clowns: Aaron Lamb as Algernon, Kevin Brady as Jack, Charity...

red clown

red clown  n.—Gloss: a zany, antic, destructive clown, opposite of a white clown, who is orderly and calm. «Taproot Theatre director Karen Lund supplies a twinkly anti-realistic performance style to accompany Wilde’s ingenious artifices...

suicide lane

suicide lane  n.— «If you happen to be one of those drivers that tools down Ga. 85 in the center of Fayetteville, there is a lane smack in the middle of the road I refer to as “the suicide lane.”…I believe its purpose is to provide...

gun

gun  v.— «The present invention relates to a process for the repair of blast furnaces. More specifically, it relates to a method of repairing blast furnaces using a vertical remote controlled refractory gunning apparatus.…U.S. Pat...