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black gun

black gun  n.— «Ralph Langevin, the gun backer of Story’s Sports Shop in Laconia, said as the election gets closer and closer he has seen a real hike in sales of assault-style weapons—or “black guns” as they are called in the...

splash blending

splash blending  n.— «S.C. fuel distributors mix the two together to produce a cleaner-burning fuel, which they sell to motorists. During the last few years, this mixing practice, called “splash blending” has become popular among fuel...

looner

looner  n.— «Balloon fetishists, or “looners,” as they call themselves, are sharply divided on the issue of “to pop or not to pop” and “flame wars over the issue take up a significant amount of space on the...

tail swallowing

tail swallowing  n.— «More than two million HBOS shareholders will soon have to make a decision about whether they might be throwing good money after bad if they subscribe to the bank’s £4bn rights issue.…If you do not have enough...

Put a Snap on the Grouch Bag

Hey-o! It's another newsletter from A Way with Words This past weekend's show was completely new. We tackled the expression "put a snap on the grouch bag," how to pronounce "patronize," and the rise of the German word...