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cheese cutter

cheese cutter  n.— «In view of the poor reputation which I recall for the two wire system from the 1960s, I suspect this has more to do with the improved quality of protection in modern cars.…Most modern cars have a passenger cage...

beer shooter

beer shooter  n.— «Alcohol is also “shot” or “needled” into near beer.…Much available evidence was brought to light concerning the methods in which breweries in that locality “shot beer,” as the...

stiffs

stiffs  n.pl.— «Having the threat of being forced to play “in the stiffs” “with the B-Team,” or “with the scrubs,” pick your pejorative, is surely a powerful motivating factor for any modern athlete...

Lochnerism

Lochnerism  n.— «What lawyers call “Lochnerism” was the basis for dozens of decisions striking down minimum-wage, maximum-hours, and other worker-protection laws as infringing “freedom of contract”—a right that, as...

New Angeles

New Angeles  n.— «At opposite sides of the continent sit the United States’ two largest cities, New York and Los Angeles, paired beacons of urban America. New York is the modern city par excellence. Now that the modern age is over, Los...

crofta

crofta  n.— «Repairs will soon be underway to the antiquated water system. One of the old crofta’s, as they’re called, will be replaced with a more modern filtration system like the one in Evansville. But replacing another crofta or...