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abandominium

abandominium  n.— «But two years after construction began, the 41 promised condos still haven’t come. Instead, side-by-side cinderblock shells became a squatters’ camp for up to half a dozen people, a shooting gallery for heroin addicts...

smurfing

smurfing  n.— «Sometimes meth cooks can get around these regulations by what McClintock referred to as “smurfing,” stopping from one store to another to pick up one or two packages until they have enough to work with...

shoulder peak

shoulder peak  n.— «Niagara Mohawk Power Corporation…Proposed rate periods:…On Peak: 5:01 p.m. to 8 p.m., weekdays. Shoulder Peak: 9:01 a.m. to 5 p.m., weekdays.» —“Time-Of-Use Rate Plan For Residential Customers...

backpacker

backpacker  n.— «I use the term when decribing either a trendy only independent loving hip-hop kid…you usually see them at concerts with backpacks on or the college hip-hop kid who wears a backpack out of necessity…they too...

homegoing

homegoing  n.— «Mr. C.V. Surfus who passed out of this life…was born in De Kalb, County, Ind., November 25, 1837 and at the time of his homegoing was 80 years, 6 months, 7 days.» —“Bristow” Iowa...

magic suitcase

magic suitcase  n.— «If nothing changes in the race between drug-takers and testers, the takers will always be a clear length ahead. Refrigerated lorries, magic suitcases, all these little secrets have been discovered. Other ways and means...

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