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biogenetic child

biogenetic child  adj.— «With egg donation, science has succeeded in, if not extending women’s fertility, at least making an end run around it, allowing older women who, for a variety of reasons (lack of money, lack of partner, lack of...

superdomed

superdomed  adj.— «There’s a new phrase in the safety industry—“Superdomed.” That’s what happened to the people in New Orleans. There were people who were damn hungry and damn thirsty stuck in the Superdome. But they weren’t dying from...

thick blue line

thick blue line  n.— «A new report from the national police academy points to such a lack of intellectual rigour among new recruits that the force is now unflatteringly being referred to as New Zealand’s “thick blue line...

Mercator disease

Mercator disease  n.— «“Mercator Disease”: A term coined by the Heinz Center’s Robert Corell in his speech on climate change wherein people lack appreciation of the polar regions of the globe as a result of a lifetime spent staring...

NORC

NORC  n.— «Another important development in the CB10 area is the aging of the population of Co-op City, which Kearns says is New York State’s largest housing cooperative. According to Kearns, that population is forming what’s known as a...

gutless clause

gutless clause  n.— «Using a seldom used procedure (called for a lack of a better term—the gutless clause), a motion was made to “table” the bill just prior to crossover. The procedure did not allow for a debate or vote on the bill and...

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