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call-jumping

call-jumping  n.— «Officials for the Kanawha County Emergency Ambulance Service have asked the state Office of Emergency Medical Services to investigate complaints that crews from Life Ambulance are showing up at the scenes of traffic...

hoss-pinch

hoss-pinch  n.— «To those of you who do not know what a “hoss-pinch” is, it is when somebody older than your grandmother has been working for many years in the fields, has used a “rub-board” for years to wash clothes and has soft motherly...

kinesio taping

kinesio taping  n.— «The taping is a new-age injury prevention method known as kinesio taping. It originates from Japan and has become popular in the past 20 years, particularly in America. The idea is to tape around a muscle to prevent...

pull

pull  v.—Gloss: to participate in an arm-wrestling contest. «Arm wrestling—or “pulling,” as the devotee knows it—has its subtleties, believe me.…Bean is a massive, radiant, heavy-booted man in his 50s, with a white handlebar mustache...

monkey muscle

monkey muscle  n.— «The symptoms you describe are most likely the result of a tear in the one of the two heads of the main calf muscle—the gastrocnemius. This is also known as a “torn monkey muscle” injury, for reasons I don’t...

Hesco barrier

Hesco barrier  n.— «Iraq and Afghanistan are dangerous. Real dangerous. Mortars, RPGs, snipers and car bombs, you name it. Imagine you’re a soldier in the occupying army. How can you even sleep at night with all those munitions aimed at...

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