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float

float  v.— «Verts doesn’t consider himself a doctor, anyway. He’s a horse floater,  one who “floats,” or files down, teeth. Some say floaters got their name from their partiality to drifting about the country. Others think...

floater

floater  n.— «Verts doesn’t consider himself a doctor, anyway. He’s a horse floater,  one who “floats,” or files down, teeth. Some say floaters got their name from their partiality to drifting about the country. Others...

head-knocker

head-knocker  n.— «The man who arranged Moore’s murder was most probably Joseph Neville Cox, the secretary of the Orlando chapter of the Ku Klux Klan, who organized a handful of Klan “head-knockers,” as they were called...

finger trouble

finger trouble  n.— «We normally don’t have service calls as the hardware is very reliable. In fact, we have never made a hardware repair. Problems come from what is known as finger trouble, where unskilled people fiddle with the computer...

unmarriage revolution

unmarriage revolution  n.— «The increasingly sophisticated, market-driven technology eventually joined forces with what I call the “unmarriage revolution”—that is, the decoupling of marriage and child rearing—and extended itself to single...

weather war

weather war  n.— «In the States, they have a name for the media’s increasingly demented obsession with meteorological phenomena: “weather wars.” Anyone who has watched a US reporter narrowly avoid being blown off a rain-lashed...