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fusor

fusor  n.— «Even the smallest planemos would tend to be spherical, conforming to our classical image of a planet. But clearly, not all planemos are planets. Marsden said planets might be defined as planemos that orbit a “fusor”—that is...

Deadmonton

Deadmonton  n.— «Jerry Desjarlais hadn’t been born when Edmonton Oilers superstar Wayne Gretzky was traded away 18 years ago.…The city was also struggling with its own financial problems and suffered from a national image in which it...

acheropoietoi

acheropoietoi  n.— «Fountain is what’s called an “acheropoietoi,” an image not shaped by the hands of an artist.» —“Idol Thoughts” Village Voice (New York City) Feb. 24, 2006. (source: Double-Tongued...

Rubikubism

Rubikubism  n.— «The artist known as Invader assembles multiple Rubik’s cubes to create elaborate mosaics, using the cubes’ coloured squares as tiles—or pixels—that make up a larger image. It’s a process he calls Rubikubism...

marla

marla  n.— «Australia’s kangaroo shooters want to change the image of their product so they can start marketing it as high-quality protein and stop off-loading it as bargain-basement dog meat, a publicist for the industry’s...

scatter band

scatter band  n.— «Eschewing the more traditional, rigid marching-band image of peers such as Cal and USC, Stanford’s rowdies call themselves a “scatter band.” Also found at most Ivy League schools and others such as Rice and...