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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...

Gunchester

Gunchester  n.— «In Manchester, the killing of school boy Jessie James in September 2006 prompted a gun amnesty which netted more than 400 weapons. But despite shaking off its “Gunchester” reputation of the mid-90s, the city...

slutification

slutification  n.— «How getting serious is synonymous with getting sexy is unclear. Aguilera listed her label’s constraint as one of the factors that pushed her to produce Dirrty. She was tired of keeping her image clean to maintain her...

steg

steg  n.— «You may have heard of steganography, an encryption technique that lets you hide embedded messages, documents, etc. within a normal-looking image. Very James Bond. A company at Demo 2007 called Ceelox just introduced something...

flashbulb memory

flashbulb memory  n.— «The theory of “flashbulb memories” holds that shocking events—such as a presidential assassination—are created in a unique process that sears an image into the brain like a photo.» —“Remembering...