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pureplay

pureplay  n.— «The songwriters, recording companies and performers who own the rights to these recordings feel they should be compensated since many Internet radio stations make money simply by playing music without live hosts, news...

sad

sad  adj.— «For Cathy Riddle, another Appalachian Fair champion who uses White Lily for everything from green tomato bread to “sad” dumplings (the kind with a chewy center), the selling point is consistent good results.» —“Biscuit...

ride jockey

ride jockey  n.— Note: The Historical Dictionary of American Slang dates this use of “jockey” meaning “an operator, handler, or worker” to 1908. «Dodson joined the Louisiana fair Wednesday.…Before working the...

joint

joint  n.— Note: The Historical Dictionary of American Slang dates this use of “joint” meaning “a carnival booth or concession” to 1894. «Dodson joined the Louisiana fair Wednesday.…Before working the games...

obs

obs  n.— «For the vast majority of visitors, particularly of the ornithological persuasion, the destination of choice is the Fair Isle Bird Observatory. As well as being a centre for the collection of scientific data on bird migration and...

hootin nanny

hootin nanny  n.— «For 10 glorious days every year, the Great State Fair of Oklahoma rolls into town. Like moths to a flame, people from every town and every trailer park across the state are drawn to the capitol for what some people refer...