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hard knocker

hard knocker  n.— «A hard knocker in racetrack parlance is a horse who races consistently with determination, regardless of circumstances.» —“Lone Star Park Notes” by Gary West in Grand Prairie Star...

hit up

hit up  v. phr.— «Mora said Maldonado told him that he fired his shotgun into a truck occupied by two men and a woman because they were “hitting him up and mad-dogging”—street slang for showing gang signs and giving dirty looks...

mad-dogging

mad-dogging  n.— «Mora said Maldonado told him that he fired his shotgun into a truck occupied by two men and a woman because they were “hitting him up and mad-dogging”—street slang for showing gang signs and giving dirty looks...

paper airplane

paper airplane  n.— «The much-touted Boeing 7E7 Dreamliner is still just a paper airplane, but that’s likely to change soon.» —“Boeing officials report solid base of commitments to launch 7E7 Dreamliner” by Bob...

colonia

colonia  n.— «Colonias—the Spanish word for neighborhoods—are unplanned immigrant communities that sprouted in the 1980s. Many areas lack plumbing, electricity, drainage and paved roads. Authorities have tried to improve conditions and...

sontag

sontag  n.— «How describe Susan Sontag? She was essayist, novelist, critic, director, celebrity, feuilletonist in the best/worst European fashion…No one description applies, and no one job category would sum her up; she was kind of...

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