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encobijado n. a person found wrapped in blankets after being assassinated by drug traffickers or their associates. Also adj. Etymological Note: Fr. Latin Am. Spa. cobija ‘blanket’; Spa. cobijarse ‘to shelter, to be protected.’ (source: Double...


doosra n. a cricket delivery bowled in such as way as to spin away from right-handed batsmen. Etymological Note: < Hin./Urd. doosra ‘second, other, another’ (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)


sonker n. a type of berry pie or cobbler. Editorial Note: This appears to be specific to the area near Mount Airy, N.C. Etymological Note: Perh. fr. Sc./Brit. Eng. songle, singill, single, ‘a handful of grain or gleanings,’ or from Sc. sonker ‘to...


Portunol n. a mixture of the Spanish and Portuguese languages, usu. spoken. Also Portunhol, Portuñol. Etymological Note: Sp. Portugués or Port. Portuguese + Sp. Español or Port. Espanhol (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)


racino n. a race track which offers other forms of gambling in addition to betting on races. Etymological Note: race track + casino (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

limb hanger

limb hanger n. a male turkey with long heel spurs. Editorial Note: Long spurs on a jake are correlated with the maturity and size of the bird. Etymological Note: See the last 2004 cite. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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