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Devil Strip

What do you call the strip of grass between the street and the sidewalk? Depending on where you live, you may call it a tree lawn, a berm, a city strip, the parking, or one of a host of other regional terms for it. In a small part of the country...

stocking

stocking  n.— «Stocking up is a term used to describe a harmless swelling of the leg from coronet to hock, usually in the hind legs. This swelling occurs naturally because of lack of movement by the horse while stalled. The normal walking...

thump snow

thump snow  n.— «In the areas that will get clobbered by all snow with the lead dog, it is really going to be what we affectionately refer to as a “thump” snow. In other words, the vertical motion associated with the surface...

show me run

show me run  n.— «“We have what is called a show me run, where our lead plane pilot (in a smaller plane) shows us where he wants us to drop,” Colonel Barkdull said. “He describes the start point and where he wants the line to...

showmance

showmance  n.— «Playing Doody (“Those Magic Changes”) and Frenchy, the “Beauty School Dropout,” the two hit it off right away. They were both hard-working, both passionate about the theater, both committed...

fun with two

fun with two  n.— «What followed for Franklin was a giant seal of approval, an “oh, that’s why these guys are 15-2” statement. Franklin had what the kids call “fun with two,” as five straight batters reached base as...