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What’s Black and White and Cute All Over?

I have a new neighbor, and I’ve been electronically snooping on him or her. I say “him or her” because the surveillance device is the PandaCam at the San Diego Zoo, which welcomed a bouncing baby panda a few weeks ago. And as the...

dose

dose  n.— «Then on Tuesday, at one of the many literary events I attend, I saw Eva, a lass we had a short ‘dose’ as they call them—as if women are innocuous inoculations—when I was 25 years old, fresh from college, and she was a stroke of...

own a blackout

own a blackout  v. phr.— «Otherwise take any taxi plying the Blue Town route at the busy taxi rank and tell the driver- as confidently as possible, or with a good dose of Dutch courage- to take you to Mma-Ten Days. He will deliver you at...

hair on them

hair on them  v. phr.— «Now, before you call your broker, a healthy dose of caution is in order. All of these companies have some hair on them—they wouldn’t be oversold if they were gems.» —“Four Stocks That Stand Out in Biotech’s...

cutes

cutes  n.pl.— «Bell’s a heartthrob. Tall and handsome, he’s got a Donny Osmond-like dose of the cutes, and, onstage, cute elides into hott.» —“Pearls Before Breakfast” by Gene Weingarten Washington Post Apr. 4...