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lasagna gardening

lasagna gardening  n.— «Soil for a school garden was created on the property using a layering method called “lasagna gardening.” Newspapers that have been used for the Newspapers in Education program are soaked in water and spread on the...

five and fly

five and fly n. (baseball) a five-inning pitching performance followed by a withdrawal (in order to qualify as the winning pitcher without finishing the game); (military academies) combined education and service lasting no more than the required...

plime

plime  adv.— «“I ’clare, Viney,” one would say, “Hit looks pime blank like its daddy in the face.” Bubba had heard Uncle Hadacol say “plime blank,” and reckoned that it was one of those Appalachian expressions...

wrogging

wrogging  n.— «Just last night, as I was editing (key concept) my blog post for today, it occurred to me that there should be distinct words to describe “brain dump” blogging and high-quality writing on a blog (do you think “wrogging” will...

pimping

pimping  v.— «Pimping is a term with a specific meaning in medical education, a meaning that has no demonstrable origin—and no clear counterpart in common usage. It is the asking of a student or resident, by an attending, of some question...

pimp

pimp  v.— «I can’t say how long the term “pimping” has been used in medical circles but I first heard the term six years ago when I began working at a teaching hospital. The term comes from the fact that the clinical...

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