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scale error

scale error  n.— «“Scale error” is the researchers’ newly coined term for “remarkable behaviors” of children who attempt impossible feats with small objects, such as sliding down a toy slide suitable only for dolls...

rat

rat  n.— «The measure was a “rat,” which, in legislative parlance, is a favor-bestowing amendment that supporters sneak through when (wink, wink, nod, nod) no one is looking.» —“Legislative Stalling Becomes A Matter Of...

makeinu

makeinu  n.— «Single and childless women in their 30s or older are makeinu, According to novelist Junko Sakai, who coined the phrase with her bestseller “Makeinu no Toboe (The Howl of the Losing Dog),” It doesn’t matter how...