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valve lash

valve lash  n.— «If the noise is there whenever the car is running, and not just during acceleration, then it probably is valve tap, more commonly known as “valve lash.”…When you have lash, it means that there’s slop...

check six

check six  n.— «“It was a quick check six,” said the reservist from the Jacksonville area who flies for Federal Express, referring to a military parlance for looking to the rear.» —“Biker admits to speeding in fatal...

yellow dragon disease

yellow dragon disease  n.— «A plant condition from China known as yellow dragon disease or citrus greening has been found in southeast Florida and appears to be spreading.» —“Florida Citrus Growers Facing New Trial” by...

huanglongbing

huanglongbing  n.— «A plant condition from China known as yellow dragon disease or citrus greening has been found in southeast Florida and appears to be spreading. The bacterium causing the disease, also known by its Chinese name...

stovepipe

stovepipe  n.— «The Pombo bill would put the agreement into law through 2012, when the 125-mile limit would go into effect and open most of the original 181 area to drilling. It would, however, maintain a 100-mile limit on a narrow section...

Mikey

Mikey  n.— «The tablets were seized during a probation check from a local drug user who is a so-called “Mikey” (a volunteer “guinea pig” who is willing to “test” (by self-administration) illicit drugs and drug mixtures of virtually any...