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Coinball, Nighthawk, and Other Metal Detecting Lingo

The lingo of metal detectorists is full of colorful terms: A coinball is a clot of earth with a coin in it, a nighthawk is someone who detects without a permit under cover of darkness, a gold dance is a gleeful jig upon discovering precious metal...

Closeteering

An ailurophile from Dallas, Texas, wrote us to say her cat has a hobby of poking around in the closet and finding hidden nooks to nap in, or as she calls it, closeteering. That’s also a great term for generally digging around in the closet for...

Hobbies and Hobby Horse

What’s your hobby? Or, rather, do you call your interests or passions hobbies at all, or does the word hobby connote something frivolous or strangely obsessive? The term hobby goes back to a nickname for a horse, which transferred to the...

groundhopping

groundhopping  n.— «Its called groundhopping, and even the hobby’s followers acknowledge it is a little strange.…groundhoppers ticking off matches at this year’s Asian Cup, crisscrossing the region frantically to squeeze in as many...

benching

benching  n.— «I engage in a practice that is referred to as “Benching.” All you need to go benching is a love for trains, and a keen eye for art and authority figures.…Benching is looking for and identifying graffiti and...

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