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treatment mall

treatment mall  n.— «Mary Nell Clark, managing director of University Legal Services, said she learned that the trouble occurred in what is known as the treatment mall, a common area where patients are bought for classes and other...

Hillaryland

Hillaryland  n.— «The Democratic frontrunner for president, Hillary Clinton, is being urged to break out of her close-knit circle of advisers known as “Hillaryland” and take more political risks if she is to secure the 2008 nomination...

glass cockpit

glass cockpit  n.— «Like the shuttle, he now has what aviators refer to as a “glass cockpit.” Instead of clock-like gauges and mechanical readouts, his small plane uses multifunctional displays that appear to have been extracted from a...

triple-negative

triple-negative  adj.— «As Dr. Lyndsay Harris, director of the breast cancer program at Yale Cancer Center, explains it, young black women are more likely to get what is called a “triple negative” tumor: a fast-growing, aggressive cancer...

black box settlement

black box settlement  n.— «“This is what industry calls a ‘black box’ settlement,” said Jim Greenwood, director of the Office of Consumer Counsel, which participated in the settlement. “What it means is that although the...

schnitting

schnitting  n.— «Archeologists use a flat-bottomed shovel to shave exposed layers of earth in the squares, to make a clean edge across the surface, and to keep it fairly level. The process is called “schnitting,”according to...

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