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edge feathering

edge feathering  n.— «Boulden and his son, Jordan, created patches of woody cover for quail at the edges of cropland and CRP fields by felling small trees, a practice known as edge feathering.» —“Howard County Farmer’s Story Reflects...

hoss-pinch

hoss-pinch  n.— «To those of you who do not know what a “hoss-pinch” is, it is when somebody older than your grandmother has been working for many years in the fields, has used a “rub-board” for years to wash clothes and has soft motherly...

bathtub

bathtub  n.— «Bathtub: Non-loadbearing aerodynamic leading edge structure in the way of the root end of the wing.» —“Airport Lingo” by Raphael Sheffield Southwest Airlines Blog/Nuts About Southwest Dec. 10, 2007...

chico

chico  n.— «Soon his favorite bird, a blue-checkered cock, appeared on the horizon, its wings pumping. Mr. Fasano reached into a crate at his feet to grab a chico, a bright white, non-racing bird that fliers use like a flare to attract the...

baseball rat

baseball rat  n.— «As he became more sure with the bat, as he became the player who hit .300 at every stop, as he settled down on the field and in the clubhouse, his personality came out. Not just the one whose competitiveness can...

shootie

shootie  n.— «Also called “shooties,” the shoe-boot trend first became popular more than 20 years ago in a variety of incarnations including lace-covered granny booties popular in the late 1980s and booties with a country and...

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