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bio-box

bio-box  n.— «He helped haul out bio-boxes in the wake of suicides and murders.» —“‘Aftermath’ is not for the fainthearted” by Terri Schlichenmeyer Eagle-Tribune (North Andover, Massachusetts) June 10, 2007...

comp

comp  n.— «His first assignment as he shadowed the team: cleaning up a three-week “comp” near Milwaukee, Wisc. That’s shorthand for “an apartment in which someone died and laid, unfound, for three weeks...

14-er

14-er  n.— «As a man in his 70s, Dr. Reed started climbing the “14-ers,” as they are called: the dozens of mountains in Colorado that rise to 14,000 feet or higher. Friends said that on those steep mountains, where the air...

shoeshine

shoeshine  n.— «Jordan also employs a cut block that Wildcats offensive lineman refer to as the “shoeshine.” That is when the blocker hits the defensive player near the knees to knock him over instead of taking him head-on...

group quarter population

group quarter population  n.— «The survey numbers are based on households, and leave out what is known as “group quarter populations,” those living in institutions such as jails, college dormitories, hospitals, military bases...

eagle eye

eagle eye  n.— «Outside the summer months, pigeons form 85 per cent of a peregrine falcon’s diet, and sparrowhawks take a lot. There was research at Lancaster University on the use of deterrents. Eagle eyes—roundel transfers on the bird’s...