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tumbling

tumbling  n.— «Some Irish were able to buy tickets out of the country. “They were going to be driven off the land because they were unable to pay rent when the crops failed.…The landlord would come with a constable and do what...

violin hickey

violin hickey  n.— «Also visible, up close, is the distinct dark red mark on New’s neck that makes some strangers stare or whisper. But don’t blame her husband, principal trombonist John McPherson. He’s great with his lips, but New’s love...

mark to myth

mark to myth  n.— «Banking auditors are watching carefully to ensure bank valuations based on in-house mathematical models are not, in the phrase coined by Warren Buffett, “mark to myth.” In the backwash of the credit crisis, U...

victory-lapper

victory-lapper  n.—Gloss: a high school student who takes more than four years to graduate. Note: A similar term at the college level is super senior. «As a fifth-year student at Mother Teresa, Matt Rossoni is what’s known as a...

witness mark

witness mark  n.— «We took a cursory glance around for the drill hole (witness mark) without results. The boulders previously lining the east side of the road seem to have been either replaced or built into a more solid stone wall. Several...

witness mark

witness mark
 n.— «Correct form of blaze on trees as witness marks.» —by Richard Henry Stretch Prospecting Locating and Valuing Mines , 1900. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)