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woolybooger

woolybooger  n.— «“Why, we’re liable to be here until the Fourth of July,” declared Rep. John Levergood of Shawness and woollybooger fame. Levergood considers himself a watchdog in the House and bounces to the microphone to denounce...

liberal lion

liberal lion  n.— «Idaho’s William E. Borah, liberal lion of the Senate, is pictured as he recently went outdoors in Washington for the first time to tak an automobile ride following a critical illness.» —“Observer Photo...

sardine special

sardine special  n.— «A train journey in Greater Manchester has been labelled a “sardine special’ and one of the most overcrowded in Britain.» —“The train trip from hell” by Brian Lashley Manchester Evening...

Wellywood

Wellywood  n.— «AS I write this I’m still in New Zealand, Wellington or “Wellywood” as it is sometimes called because of filming Lord of the Rings and other films.» —“Mavis meets Mary” by Mavis Bensley Evening...

starvation corner

starvation corner  n.— «Militarily and economically they seem to be sitting at the starvation corner of the family table.» —“The Two Newest States Treated Like Stepchildren” by Holmes Alexander Reno Evening...

who laid the rail

who laid the rail  adv. phr.— «He was and is a gamester from who laid-the-rail. A fiercer competitive spirit never burned than the one which fires Grimes.» —“Burleigh Grimes Has Tough Job Ahead Managing the Dodgers” by...