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cadillacking

cadillacking  n.— «When a snaking convoy of 18-wheelers is moving smoothly, they are cadillackin’.» —“Truckers of Iraq’s Pony Express Are Risking It All for a Paycheck” by James Glanz in Safwan, Iraq New York...

demobe

demobe  v.— «But who sticks it out and who decides to “demobe”—slang for demobilize or, more simply, go home—is unpredictable, the drivers say.» —“Truckers of Iraq’s Pony Express Are Risking It All for a...

mordida

mordida  n.— «“Ya le dimos dos mordidas,” he said. According to the government, Peña meant, “Well, we already gave him two bribes,” and “him” referred to Martin.» —“Bribery trial may turn on a...

heat stick

heat stick  n.— «With one tiny 20 by 20 or 30 by 30 pixel image I can express utter disgust for stepping on a steaming heat stick (dog shit).» —“Express Yourself” by Ryan Pardue One Reaction Oct. 31, 2003...

redwash

redwash  n.— «More changes are on the cards but already I fear that we could be in for another Ferrari redwash in 2003. The hope was that with new rules we might see Michael fighting his way through the pack after a poor qualifying session...

twidget

twidget  n.— «Cullen was a “twidget”—someone who made fine adjustments to computers rather than turning a wrench to fix the ship’s heavy equipment.» —“Cullen ‘kind of an oddball’ in Navy” by Peter...