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historical

historical  n.— «But on board now of course are also those newish ladies and gentlemen who are sometimes referred to as “creepers.” In the ancient game of “You go down, I go up,” they see themselves as inheritors...

Salvador option

Salvador option  n.— «The Pentagon’s latest approach is being called “the Salvador option”—and the fact that it is being discussed at all is a measure of just how worried Donald Rumsfeld really is.…The Pentagon is...

curbstoning

curbstoning  n.— «The measure regulates realty dealers by prohibiting any one from selling land as agents for another without securing a certificate of license.…The passage of this act would effectually abolish...

dhimmi

dhimmi  n.— «Tolerated unbelievers were called dhimmi, or ahl al-dhimma, “the people of the pact.” This was a legal term for the tolerated and protected non-Muslim subjects of the Muslim state.…The dhimma, which...

frauder

frauder  n.— «But could everyone feel less like they’re being robbed? All tourists suffer the unpleasant impression that they are being squeezed, the foreign ones feel it in multiplied measure. At the Taj gate, they pay Rs 750 compared to...

protein loss

protein loss  n.— «While the combo of Scopalamine and Dexedrine are a popular measure against “protein loss” (we’re talking spacespeak for heave, hurl, keck, lose it, puke, regurgitate, retch, ruminate, spew, spit up, throw up...