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choir

choir  n.— «Britain’s first convicted war criminal was sentenced to a year in prison and dismissed from the army Monday in connection with the death of an Iraqi hotel worker. The victim died of asphyxia after being held in stress positions...

7,000-mile screwdriver

7,000-mile screwdriver  n.— «Senior military officers referred to it as “the 7,000-mile screwdriver.” That was their way of describing Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld’s penchant for micromanaging aspects of the Iraq War...

92-Mike

92-Mike  n.— «The individuals who work at the depot are mortuary affairs specialists, referred to as “92-Mikes” in Army parlance.» —“Fallen Troops’ Belongings Handled With Care at Maryland Depot” by Steven...

throw shade

throw shade  v. phr.— «After pocketing $40, he recalled feeling wealthy—”like Donald Trump.” But he was “throwing shade,” covering the pain.» —“A Life and Death on NYC Streets” by Chelsea J...

run-out concert

run-out concert  n.— «In modern parlance, this was a classic “run-out” concert: a performance that took the orchestra…away from home base only long enough to make music and quickly leave town.» —“Riding the rail to...

mets

mets
 n.— «Is it likely that I have micro-mets that are simply too small to show up on the scans?» —“Prostatic cancer (again)” by Donald Ekman Usenet: sci.med Aug. 18, 1991. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)