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sniff

sniff  n.— «The final diagnosis ended up being “idiopathic bilateral lower extremity paresis”—a fancy way of saying both of his legs were weak, and we didn’t know why. We sent him to a nursing home where he could get some...

tank farm

tank farm  n.— «Molokai has just one distribution facility—Island Petroleum. This ‘tank farm’ as it is called, serves as the only storage facility for the entire island. Three types of gasoline—premium, midgrade and regular, as well as two...

dasher board

dasher board  n.— «He said he has invested “over a couple hundred thousand dollars” in the facility, including upgrades to the rink walls, or dasher boards.» —“Three skating rinks let us escape dog days” by...

T shot

T shot  adj.— «At the Callen-Lorde Community Health Center in downtown Manhattan—the medical facility for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people that he visited while he was still in high school—he began to get biweekly testosterone...

take someone’s legs off

take someone’s legs off  v. phr.— «At home the former professional golfer wants to build a multi-million pound indoor golf facility in the region—a project he tried to develop five years ago only to have his planning application rejected...

memory room

memory room  n.— «The facility also has what’s called a memory room. It’s a peaceful room, decorated in soothing pastel colors, with comfortable chairs and other seating for meetings. “Sometimes the elderly get agitated,”...