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splash and dash

splash and dash  n.— «While flying over Lake Rockwell, several participants lowered down and performed what is called a splash and dash, where balloons are lowered down to water level and skimmed across the water.» —“Balloon A-Fair...

digital chalking

digital chalking  n.— «During a recent trial run, a city employee drove the Ford Explorer. Scanning parked cars and trucks, a method known as “digital chalking,” the cameras routed information to a computer. The next time the city vehicle...

compost tea

compost tea  n.— «The Amstutz compost-humus product is especially helpful to the housewife for potting plants. About 25 percent of the mixture in potting soil should be compost. Making a “compost tea” is also suggested for...

ribber

ribber  n.— «Barbeque is cooking all over the country, and that includes Anchorage, Alaska, which had 18 teams competing for prizes there recently.…She and her husband, Bill, are participating, again, in the Ribfest.…In...

Yankee dime

Yankee dime
 n.— «If you’ll do me this favor in double quick time,/You shall have my best wishes and a Yankee dime.» —Huron Reflector (Norwalk, Ohio) Jan. 13, 1846. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

tot lot

tot lot  n.— «A play-yard paradise “Tot-Lot,” has been established in the courtyard of St. Stephens church.» —“Children Have Own ‘Tot-Lot’” in Boston Coshocton Tribune (Ohio) Sept. 30, 1938...