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tooth floater

tooth floater  n.— «I will sell the following belonging to my late husband.…Tooth floater and gag.» —“Auction of Horse Trailer and Racing Equipment” by Mrs. G.E. Finney in advertisement Daily...

witness mark

witness mark  n.— «The location, shape and dimensions of this rectangle of witness marks [impressions on Mrs. Borsack’s shirt] clearly matches the width and shape of the seat belt webbing.» —“Expert Testimony Raises Questions Whether...

gold miner

gold miner  n.— «Every summer, it seems, more jobs fall to what residents deride as “gold miners”—mainlanders who commute to the island by ferry; Mrs. Luce, for example, said she had long relied on locals but now has a gardener from off...

carbon sasquatch

carbon sasquatch  n.— «Actually, Laurie David has been creating one HUGE carbon footprint here on Martha’s Vineyard for the last 6 years. Her disgusting and ostentatious trophy building has been virtually ceaseless for about 6 years now...

May-December marriage

May-December marriage  n.— «Now, with the possible candidacy of Fred D. Thompson, the grandfatherly actor and former Republican senator from Tennessee, whose second wife is almost a quarter-century his junior, comes a less palatable...

age-in-place

age-in-place  adj.— «Like Mrs. Kilgour, Mrs. Stechyshyn has made what is known as an “age-in-place condominium” her choice of home. Hearthstone and the Village by the Arboretum are the first wave of a new form of real estate...