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yonke

yonke  n.— «Painted in 1977, the mural at one edge of Chicano Park depicts protesters beneath the message “Varrio Si, Yonkes No!” Neighborhood yes, junkyards no.… Yonke, or yonque, is a term for junkyard that is used widely along the...

sharp

sharp  n.— «Knowing whether a line move is due to sharp or public action is important. A sharp is a term used to describe those who make a living off of sports betting. They wager large sums of money at numerous books, in hopes of gaining...

greenhouse

greenhouse  n.— «Fluted chrome trims both the top of the upright grille as well as the boot plinth (trailing edge of the decklid for those who aren’t conversant in British auto lingo). More delicate brightwork surrounds the greenhouse and...

halfway to India strategy

halfway to India strategy  n.— «Two other things give BATS an edge on price. One is what Mr Cummings calls the “Halfway to India” strategy. Being based in Kansas City means his firm can pay its eggheads much less than if they lived in New...

method air

method air  n.— «Snowboardcross—a downhill racing discipline in which four or more competitors simultaneously speed through a course of banked turns, jumps, gaps, berms and other obstacles—was a new event at the 2006 Olympics.…On the...

bullet sponge

bullet sponge  n.— «Fighting in there “is going to be chaotic,” he said. There’ll be lots of ricochets, concussions, shrapnel, and nowhere to crawl in retreat. “The first guy is going to go down.…He’s going to be a...

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