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vigiler

vigiler  n.— «The vigils, participants and observers say, illustrate a dramatic transformation of the Catholic laity in the United States that has been unfolding since the 1960s, but has accelerated over the last three years as Catholics...

blow-in

blow-in  n.— «Kerry swept the district’s upscale suburbs, but not the mill towns, where unemployment was rising as jobs fled. There, locals tagged Kerry with their own slang for carpetbagger: “blow-in.”» —“Discipline and...

micropigmentation

micropigmentation  n.— «Permanent cosmetics, also known as micropigmentation, has been used in many states throughout the country, but was only recently legalized in Massachusetts along with several other forms of body art in 2001...

drying rock

drying rock  n.— «At a stakeholders meeting convened Wednesday by the Massachusetts Technology Collaborative at the Cape Codder Resort in Hyannis, many of the experts heard a new phrase for the first time: “drying rocks.” It...

Lexus lane

Lexus lane  n.— «Grabauskas said he was studying high-occupancy toll lanes, also known as “HOT” lanes or “Lexus lanes,” where drivers pay for the privilege of using a dedicated lane at rush hour.» —“Official...

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