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twazzock

twazzock  n.— «Speaker Martin (the libel lawyers’ friend) allowed him leeway but if Mr Prescott is not more succinct next time he may find himself being called to order. Or, as they say in the Prescott household, “shaddup yer...

covermounting

covermounting  n.— «British newspapers gave away an average of five “free” DVDs per household in 2005 as revenues from DVD sales peaked. During the first quarter of 2006 as many DVDs were given away as sold through official...

lopomo

lopomo  n.— «“Lopomos” is an acronym for “low-power modes.”… Lopomo energy is used to maintain digital clocks on microwave ovens and VCRs, save television channels in memory, and keep cell phones and rechargeable...

lopomo

lopomo  n.— « An increasing amount of electricity is used by equipment that is neither fully “on” nor fully “off.” We call these equipment states low power modes, or “lopomos.” “Standby” and “sleep” are the most familiar lopomos, but some...

nail house

nail house  n.— «A small shack, primitively built, on the corner of a road in Shanghai, surrounded by high-rise development. Owned by a strong old woman, patronized by night-time drivers. update: ding zi hu (lit. “nail house”):...

ecosexual

ecosexual  n.— «Ecosexuals are an evolving breed of city dweller for whom keeping green is every bit as important in their romantic life as in their choice of household cleanser, dinner food, or wall paint. Sure, everyone has a checklist...

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