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golden thread

golden thread  n.— «This reluctance to sign up for the army life is being ascribed partly to the merger last year of the six Scottish regiments into one, with the consequent loss of regional identity. This identity is referred to as the...

police bail

police bail  n.— «The police had managed to establish the identity of the sender and had interviewed him with regards to the correspondence sent. The person had admitted he had sent the anonymous email but denied having sent the letter...

clone

clone  v.— «These Certificates (V5C) are accompanying stolen vehicles that have their identity changed to match that of a legitimate vehicle. “This practice is known as cloning,” said a garda spokesman.» —“Drivers warned...

sola sola

sola sola  n.— «The e-mails also included the personal identity information of a large number of individual victims—which information ring members typically referred to as “infos”—including victims’ names, addresses, telephone...

revinning

revinning  n.— «They expect to lay 184 charges against 14 people in Barrie and Angus, Ont., who allegedly stole the vehicle identity numbers (VINs) of foreign vehicles to hide the stolen origins of the cars they sold. That process is...

blue badger

blue badger  n.— «To create a mass product, Microsoft can’t design products for the “blue badgers,” as Microsofties call themselves (their identity passes are blue).» —“Coming Zune” by Nina Shapiro Seattle...