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cribbing

cribbing  n.— «Another exercise teaches a group how to lift rubble off victims and support it—a procedure called “cribbing”—so that injured people can be safely removed. A long iron rod is used to pry up rubble and short wooden...

yellow boy

yellow boy  n.— «The mine drainage sediment—commonly called “yellow boy”—is, essentially, iron hydroxide, or rust. The problem is that the pollutant oozes out of mine areas, contaminating waterways and shutting down most...

goose iron

goose iron  n.— «Apart from any other consideration, it’s is a psychologically healthy exercise for Bahamian people to recognize the way we once lived. At a time, for example, when we did not have things like electric steam irons and...

fleshing iron

fleshing iron  n.— «Twelve-year-old Trent Hall watched in fascination as blacksmith Charlie Bradley, of Culloden, W.Va., took a length of hot iron and forged it into a fleshing iron—that’s another name for a big, long fork...

cold iron

cold iron  v.— «The captain…explained that the supercarrier had no power of her own; she was “cold iron.”» —“Carrier Saratoga Floated for Final Fitting as World’s Most Powerful Ship” by Michael...

frog breathing

frog breathing  n.— «The two spent several months perfecting a breathing technique known as “frog breathing,” taking small, quick breaths. This allowed Mr. Alexander to spend time outside of the iron lung.» —“In iron lung...

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