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recovery officer

recovery officer  n.— «A new gang of robbers is on the city roads. They can deprive you of your car while you are heading to attend a cremation or are out with your family for the evening. They are law unto themselves and its enforcers as...

dualie

dualie  n.— «A dualie has six tires, two each per rear wheel covered in huge flared fenders behind a four-door cab that can easily swallow five large cowboys or construction workers without starting a fist fight. My wife likens it to a...

ginger-ninja

ginger-ninja  n.— «This was in response to the news about a family in Newcastle who had suffered three years of abuse—smashed windows, graffiti, physical attacks—forcing them to decamp from one council estate to another on two occasions...

househelp

househelp  n.— «For instance, maquipus is a concubine or kept woman, from the root word ipus, “to attend to with care.” Today we use the term to refer to maids or househelps.» —“Tantingco: Kapampangan family terms” Sun...

war horse

war horse  n.— «Don’t expect your new canoe to do it all though, because canoes are like cars. Some are built for speed, some will haul the family and its gear, and others are workhorses for fishermen and nature lovers. Canoes that measure...

family photo

family photo  n.— «A family photo of EU heads of state and government is usual for any of the union’s special summits. But one had been deemed so difficult for the Lisbon version of the special council in that Austria’s 14 EU partners have...