TagDouble-Tongued Dictionary

futsal

futsal  n.— «Like most South Americans, the Uruguayan midfield genius played Futsal (or Indoor Soccer) ONLY until the age of 17.» —“‘Pay-Up’ Blitz On NSL Clubs” by Johnny Warren Sun Herald (Australia) Sept...

psychopaedic

psychopaedic  adj.— «In 1928 our Government introduced the Mental Defectives Amendment Bill. As a result four institutions were established throughout the country. Known as “psychopaedic hospitals,” they were to house people...

futsal

futsal  n.— «Short for futbol sala—loosely translated as indoor soccer—futsal is played in soccer-crazed countries all over the world. It is hailed as a teaching tool that develops players’ technical and tactical abilities by forcing them...

set

set  n.— «Street gangs, called “sets” in gangster slang, have plagued Southeastern neighborhoods for decades. Schorr ran through a partial list: Neighborhood Crips, West Coast Crips, 5/9 Brims, Lincoln Park, Skyline Piru...

ice

ice  v.— «Pittsburgh kicker Jeff Reed couldn’t have been happier when Jacksonville coach Jack Del Rio called a timeout as Reed lined up a 37-yard field-goal attempt with 23 seconds left in their game last Sunday night. Del Rio was trying...

yoking

yoking  n.— «One October night in 1968, Arvinger, then 19, and four acquaintances gathered at a house in Baltimore. The conversation turned to mugging—or, as they called it, “yoking”—a man.» —“Clinic’s 1st Case Helps Free...

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