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unass

unass  v.— «Airmobile assaults were both exciting and frightening. Each one was a gut-churning event not dissimilar to the moment before you unassed a plane with a parachute on your back.» —“Misfortunes of war: ‘About Face’—David H...

spizzerinctum

spizzerinctum  n.— «Scientists have concocted a new drug out of rocket fuel, which they claim will give a man renewed energy, like turpentine does a cat.…I’m looking forward to national distribution of this new spizzerinctum builder...

spizerinctum

spizerinctum  n.— «“I think the country is entitled to know he is young, vigorous, and full of spizerinctum.” [Sen. Alexander Wiley (R) Wis.] said spizerinctum was a word coined by an old banker in his town of Chippewa Falls, Wis...

heimat

heimat  n.— «From the Weimar Republic to the Federal Republic, from the Great War to the Cold War—these cataclysms transform their lives, yet their heimat, their shared sense of homeland, prevails. “Heimat” means something...

tecticolous

tecticolous  n.— «These developing communities of invertebrates are of a kind not found in the wild, drawing hardy species from different habitats, from grassland and banks to gravel pits and coastal dunes. A new word has been coined to...

Toyotaisation

Toyotaisation  n.— «“The world is getting a lot dustier,” he said. The reasons included land use changes caused by growing populations, such as deforestation and overgrazing, but Toyota-isation, a word coined by him to mean...