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ciclovia

ciclovia  n.— «Chambers said the inspiration for briefly closing Baltimore’s downtown streets came from One Less Car board member Greg Cantori, who has participated in Bogota’s regular and well-attended Ciclovia. Ciclovia is a Spanish term...

big snip

big snip  n.— «Taking me to the vet for "the big snip," then acting surprised when I freak out every time we go back. » —“Dog Pet Peeves About Humans” by Jazz Lady Southern Maryland Community Forums Mar...

tablesetter

tablesetter  n.— «Myers is what’s known as a tablesetter, and she came with all the utensils Friday against South Hagerstown. Myers had three hits and was in the middle of three of Williamsport’s five rallies as the Wildcats posted an 8-0...

slabbed

slabbed  adj.— «The people who lost everything were the most victimized. Most eerie was the fact that they invented a word for what happened to them: “slabbed.” “We got slabbed,” they would cry, meaning that the...

supporter-in-effect

supporter-in-effect  n.— «In the lengthening hall of mirrors created by the war in Iraq, friends become enemies. Legislators who voted against the war are called supporters-in-effect when they try to support the troops without supporting...

free shot

free shot  n.— «The current arrangement also means Baltimore City officials don’t have to give up their seats to run for the legislature or statewide office. The practice is called a “free shot.” McFadden did it in 1986 when...