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memory room

memory room  n.— «The facility also has what’s called a memory room. It’s a peaceful room, decorated in soothing pastel colors, with comfortable chairs and other seating for meetings. “Sometimes the elderly get agitated,”...

trade fours

trade fours  v. phr.— «We shared a too brief lunch during which both father and son in the special parlance of jazz musicians “traded fours,” with a rising crescendo of memories of all that Herb Pomeroy, trumpeter and inspiring...

tripper

tripper  n.— «He is a “tripper”—carrier in lay man’s parlance—who visits Bangkok and Hong Kong to get jeans, shoes, ladies’ tops, T-shirts, memory cards and iPods, which find their way to the retail racks in Five Star Market in...

fluorescent tan

fluorescent tan  n.— «I’ve started to develop the grey pallor typical of the Brits and commonly called a fluorescent tan. I have vague recollections of sunshine and frolicking in the surf, occasionally resurrected from my memory by...

flashbulb memory

flashbulb memory  n.— «The theory of “flashbulb memories” holds that shocking events—such as a presidential assassination—are created in a unique process that sears an image into the brain like a photo.» —“Remembering...

chimped

chimped  v.— «“What’s the ‘chimp’ factor?” “Haven’t you ever taken pictures of kids and had them immediately run to the camera to see what the picture looked like? Substitute a bunch of curious chimps for the kids. But...