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rap

rap  v.—Gloss: short for “rappel.” «He kept falling, flailing and failing to make the moves, eventually just hanging on the rope and begging me to lower him down to the last ledge. He was out of steam; we rapped back to the...

suspenser

suspenser  n.— «“Mauritius” caters efficiently to a hunger that Broadway hasn’t been gratifying in recent years. That’s the corkscrew-twist drama of suspense, a genre that was a theatrical staple for much of the 20th century.…And...

throw shade

throw shade  v. phr.— «You might be better off asking for phone numbers than throwing shade. It’ll ultimately be more productive than lying about yourself on Match.com.» —“pragmatic idealism” by Guy LeCharles...

v-film

v-film  n.— «Shimizu debuted in 2000 with two shot-on-video, released-to-video features (“V-films,” in Japanese parlance) called Ju-on (starring Kill Bill’s Chiaki Kuriyama) and Ju-on 2.» —“‘Grudge’ Match” by...

dog

dog  n.— «Race track “dogs” (or the equivalent thereof) could have been a factor in the International victory of France’s Match II.…They’re in the category of the carpenter’s “Horse”…A few feet of two...

receipt

receipt  n.— «This match, as Joey might put it, was a “receipt” for Awesome throwing Vader out of the Extreme Rumble for the DEWF Heavyweight Title. Really. It was gruesome.» —“DEWF Thursday Thunder for 4/25/96!!! (Part...

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