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jointery

jointery  n.— «Multinational command—known in military parlance as “jointery”—was a vital component of modern warfare.» —“US command of British troops in Iraq ‘business as usual” in London, Eng...

chamcha

chamcha  n.— «No doubt, the British also had their sycophants—toadys, bachhas, jholichuks and hukkabardars—but chamchas of the modern vintage they had none. Chamchas are a breed apart. A chamcha, verily is more than a favourite. He is a...

toothing

toothing  n.— «Toothing takes bluejacking to an altogether different level or ballpark. An anonymous guide to toothing says: “Toothing is defined as a form of anonymous sex with strangers—usually on some form of transport or enclosed...

bouma shape

bouma shape  n.— «Nor have the palaeographers and codicologists ever noted one of the most important lexical consequences of the adoption of minuscule, as opposed to majuscule, as a book script is that it contributed, in conjunction with...

bouma shape

bouma shape  n.— «Some have used the term bouma as a synonym for word shape, though I was unfamiliar with the term. The term bouma appears in Paul Saenger’s 1997 book Space Between Words: The Origins of Silent Reading. There I learned to...

put in blue

put in blue  v.— «We think there is an opportunity to utilise modern technology with email and fax to advise all member states of the UN, at a designated point of contact, when texts of resolutions are put in “blue...