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Belsnickle

Belsnickle  n.— «“Belsnickle,” a word meaning “Good St. Nicholas,” is a term used for a figure of Santa Claus holding a tree or branch in his folded arms. Santa is usually not smiling on a belsnickle, and the branch was...

biobrick

biobrick  n.— «Rob Carlson notes that the emerging biotechnology of using standardized, modular biological parts to assemble synthetic organisms (or “genetically engineered machines”) is already seeing its first intellectual...

ringle

ringle  n.— «Universal Music Group and the major labels are about to begin rolling out something called a “RINGLE.” You know, like a single? Except this will be 3 songs packaged together with a ringtone and wallpaper image for...

scrumbling

scrumbling  n.— «Some people refer to it as scrumbling and others call it freeform crochet and knitting.…Free form crochet is a modular technique. The image above is an example of what the scrumbles look like before they are...

cock-o-meter

cock-o-meter  n.— «I even have a name for such a device: a cock-o-meter. The idea being that it would process an image of your face, your hair and your clothes, and marry this information to the sort of car you’re driving. You’d then be...

forever stamp

forever stamp  n.— «The “forever” stamp went on sale last week with an opening-day ceremony at the Liberty Bell in Philadelphia. The stamp, which carries an image of the Liberty Bell, sells for 41 cents and remains valid regardless of...