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mull pipe

mull pipe  n.— «I stopped at a red light and some obnoxious kid in school uniform started pointing at me to his friends and yelling “look, mull pipe!! Mull pipe!!” (that’s pot pipe in your parlance).» —“Re: Funny episodes...

gank

gank  v.— «One told the others, “Let’s gank him,” which the 17-year- old understood to mean that he wanted to rob Eshman.» —“Petition sheds light on events of slaying, but motive is murky” by Mary Carole...

cubby

cubby  n.— «Two landlords who converted Logan Heights storage space into illegal rental housing for low-income people have agreed to pay more than $22,000 to settle a civil complaint, it was announced Tuesday. The illegal units, referred...

bakkie

bakkie n. a small pick-up truck or van. Etymological Note: The Datsun 680, 1200, and 1400 light trucks were a few of several similar models, made by the now-defunct manufacturer, which took the nickname “bakkie.” A similar vehicle is now...

zeitgeber

zeitgeber n. a naturally occurring cue, such as light or temperature, which regulates biological rhythms; something which influences or regulates the timing or rhythm of something else. Etymological Note: zeit ‘time’ + geber ‘giver.’ Coined by...

zeitgeber

zeitgeber  n.— «Light and temperature are the only periodic or quasi-periodic environmental variables to which endogenous oscillation can be coupled: in nature they entrain the endogenous oscillation, thereby controlling period and...