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escape fire

escape fire  n.— «Wag Dodge, saw that it wasn’t going to work. So he stopped, took out some matches, and set the tall dry grass ahead of him on fire. The new blaze caught and rapidly spread up the slope. He stepped into the middle of the...

without keys

without keys  adj.— «He was homeless—without even a car to sleep in. He was, in homeless parlance—”without keys.”» —“Giving homeless vets new hope” by Louise Continelli Buffalo News (N.Y.) Nov...

triangulation

triangulation  n.— «Labour are expert at using the presentational device called “triangulation.” For those unfamiliar with the argot of the Westminster village, this involves pinching key planks of a rival party’s platform to...

yard sale

yard sale  n.— «A good fall always makes for a good story. But boarders and skiers agreed that wearing a helmet is essential for making your average yard sale nothing more than a goofy tale to tell your friends.» —“Skiers and boarders...

perspectivism

perspectivism  n.— «“Isms” have long since become “wasms,” no longer capable of explaining the rapidly changing ideas and intentions of 20th-century art. Stephen Little’s Isms: Understanding Art… is, therefore...

wasm

wasm  n.— «“Isms” have long since become “wasms,” no longer capable of explaining the rapidly changing ideas and intentions of 20th-century art. Stephen Little’s Isms: Understanding Art… is, therefore, deeply...

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