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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...

paruretic

paruretic  n.— «Bernie is a paruretic and right then, emotionally and physically, the symptoms were torturing him. We’re talking Bashful Bladder Syndrome. In formal terms, as described in the Lancet, Bernie suffers urinary hesitancy, or...

head-down

head-down  adj.— «An in-depth corporate workplace survey showed that the main problems for those working in traditional eight- by nine-foot cubes was the lack of privacy and difficulty in doing heads-down work. For employees who had...