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center-of-the-plate cost

center-of-the-plate cost  n.— «Because whole grains offer long-lasting satisfaction, they offset what the hospitality industry calls “center-of-the-plate costs”—the expensive, high-protein foods, often rich in saturated fats, that are...

munch

munch  n.— «They directed me to a monthly BDSM get-together known as a Munch. You might be expecting people in leather harnesses and nipple clamps, but not tonight. It was all plain clothes, plainer food and surprisingly plain people...

hip line

hip line  n.— «The side panel lines just beneath the windows—”hip lines” in auto industry parlance—slant upward. Viewed from the front in conjunction with the triple-lipped face, the look is delightfully menacing, sort of like...

Vienna Sausage

A caller from Juneau, Alaska, says she was tickled when her friend from the South told her he loves “vye-EEN-ers.” It took a while before she realized he was saying Viennas, as in that finger food so often found a can, the Vienna sausage...

sea kitten

sea kitten  n.— «People For The Ethical Treatment of Animals—believes calling fish sea kittens will make sea food less appealing.» —“PETA’s latest idiotic demand” Courier Mail (Brisbane, Queensland, Australia) Jan...