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Flee Fly Flo

Wrapping up 2016 with words from the past year and some newsy limericks. Bigly and Brexit were on lots of lips this year, as well as an increasingly popular Danish word that means “cozy.” Also, Quiz Guy John Chaneski sums up the year in...

Philtrum

That groove between your nose and upper lip? It’s your philtrum, from the Greek word for “love potion.” Martha explains. This is part of a complete episode.

witness mark

witness mark n. generally, an intentional, accidental, or naturally occurring spot, line, groove, or other contrasting area that serves as an indicator of certain facts; in geography and surveying, a blaze, cut, hole, paint splash, or message...

Stella

Stella  n.— «The names the men and women are known by colloquially belie the true nature of the transaction, some research suggests: It’s sex for hire, where black men’s flesh is tied—at least temporarily—to white women’s pursestrings...

Chinese gybe

Chinese gybe  n.— «In the groove everything goes well but, every now again, a large set of waves can knock the stern around too much for comfort. Given the wind strength, the possibility of broaching (bow points too close to wind and boat...

scatter band

scatter band  n.— «I’m talking about the Marching Owl Band. The MOB. The Goodfellas of Groove. The MOB is what they call a scatter band, which means its members’ idea of a formation is running around like someone just dropped a hand...