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haji

haji  n.— «We were pretty much told that they were nobodies, that they were just enemy combatants. I think that giving them the distinction of soldier would have changed our attitudes toward them. A lot of it was based on racism, really...

fundagelical

fundagelical  n.— «I was channel-surfing past some religious shows on TV today—and I realize that a lot of fundagelical preachers love to use the Book of Revelation as a tool to try scaring people.» —“saturday morning...

grinding

grinding  n.— «Irons off the tees, safe approach shots. Nothing frivolous or stupid. And, as Woods said, “a lot of grinding,” golfing vernacular for heavy breathing before every shot. And after.» —“Tiger back on big-game...

submarine patent

submarine patent  n.— «A man fought with the Patent Office for 15 years while lots of different laser products were being developed. Eventually, makers of laser products were forced to pay him. “We call those “submarine...

hammerhead

hammerhead  n.— «It’s expected that Jan is expected to lead on the bike. And that’s a lot of pressure. Some of the girls are starting to call me Hammerhead. It’s pressure.» —“Ripple leaving big wake in triathlon series” by...

filthy stuff

filthy stuff  n.— «It’s a lot more fun catching Clemens than it is hitting against him. Roger was nasty. He had filthy stuff.» —“It’s the crowning blow” by Gordon Edes in Toronto, Can. Boston Globe Sept. 26...