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jobber

jobber  n.—Gloss: A wholesaler. «Within the next few years, the trio hopes to sign up 90 oil distributors (also known as jobbers) to form a group of as many as 2,000 C-stores east of the Mississippi selling private-branded Liberty gasoline...

See a Man About a Horse, Again

Salut, superfriends! It's another newsletter from A Way with Words. This week's episode was a re-run, one that we particularly liked because it has the famed "dinner vs. supper" call, which is still generating buckets of mail...

framing

framing  n.— «There are also mindgames going on behind the plate. Catchers often try to pull in pitches that miss off the plate in an effort to get strikes called, a process called “framing.” That effort is, of course, helped by knowing...

walkshed

walkshed  n.— «A key piece of regional and community livability is walkable access to parks and schoolyards. The walksheds shown here illustrate varying levels of access across the region and within communities (Gulfport is shown using...

croom

croom  v.— «Did Mike Shula just get Croomed? Shula is the guy Alabama hired over Croom four years ago. Alabama went 10-2 last year, but what’s Shula done lately? With all those resources and all that money, he’s 6-4 overall, 2-4 in the...

fling a craving

fling a craving  v. phr.— «“Yazoo City done flung a craving on the whole world,” shouted the city’s resident humorist Jerry Clower at a town party Wednesday night.» —“Yazoo ready and waiting” by Kim Eisler Delta...

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