TagDouble-Tongued Dictionary

secular

secular  adj.— «In Wall Street parlance, a very long period of falling or, at best, sideways-moving stock prices is termed a “secular” bear market. And there have been some doozies in relatively recent U.S. history...

rust out

rust out  v. phr.— «It was during the 80s, when affluence had become more prevalent, that the foot-stamping began, giving rise to “rust out,” a term used to describe workers who “waste away, unchallenged and...

pencil plane

pencil plane  n.— «The last leg of the trip was by “pencil plane,” as he called it, and he landed in the teeth of one of the worst storms of the season on Dec. 15.» —“Singh aims to put footprint on regional soccer...

playshop

playshop  n.— «Meltzer and Williamson refer to them as “playshops” because the intention is to help women to connect to the joyful, spontaneous and fun-loving side of themselves, so often set aside during the daily routine of giving to the...

bear

bear  n.— «My favorite cycling food is small, salted and boiled red potatoes, which this year were served at the rest area just before the three bears, three climbs that form a classic patch of cycling territory in the rolling hills east...

stand-up historian

stand-up historian  n.— «The Great Squirrel Stampede of 1826 is one of David Heighway’s favorite tales. Caused by an overpopulation of squirrels that lost their food supply for natural reasons across the Midwest, it’s on the local...