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curbstoning

curbstoning  n.— «The measure regulates realty dealers by prohibiting any one from selling land as agents for another without securing a certificate of license.…The passage of this act would effectually abolish...

curbstoner

curbstoner  n.— «Wholesalers prefer the state would turn its effort instead to putting so-called “curbstoners” out of business. Those are unlicensed hobbyists who park collections of used cars in vacant lots along the roadside...

11 p.m. player

11 p.m. player  n.— «That is what happens when you chase 11 p.m. players, also known as past-prime-time players, something the Mets do often.» —“Pedro is a big mistake” by Shaun Powell Newsday (N.Y.) Nov. 30...

mother-sister syndrome

mother-sister syndrome  n.— «General Miller’s observation matches common wisdom among experienced intelligence officers that women may be effective as interrogators when seen by their subjects as mothers or sisters. Sexual taunting does...

toolie

toolie  n.— «“The big problem is the sleazy predators who try to take advantage of our kids—‘toolies,’ as the schoolies call them. “I don’t need to spell out that teenage girls are particularly vulnerable to these creeps...

keyless

keyless  adj.— «Activists here began organizing a City Hall summit to confront what they saw as the swelling population of street people, those living in shelters, and keyless men and women crashing on friends’ couches.» —“Summit In...

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