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phoneslaughter

phoneslaughter  n.— «Connecticut, New York, New Jersey and the District of Columbia have banned the use of handheld cell phones across their entire jurisdictions. Illinois, Massachusetts, New Mexico, Ohio and Pennsylvania allow...

butter and egg

butter and egg  n.— «This attractive farm house…is not a “butter and egg” business. Inside was discovered the most elaborate gambling establishment ever raided in Licking county.» —“Gambling Den Found In...

bindle

bindle  n.— «The heroin was packaged in small zip lock baggies, which are referred to as bindles. The bags were bundled together and packaged in white paper, referred to as bricks.» —“Brothers accused of heroin...

season treason

season treason  n.— «Her store has already converted to “an absolute Christmas store,” she said. “You’ll get a lot of people complain about how early it is, but they’re still buying.” So should retailers be...

purp

purp  n.— «Gov. Andrews related a Texan practice in training dogs with sheep. “A purp is taken from its mother before its eyes are opened and put with an ewe to suckle. After a few times the ewe becomes reconciled to the pup which...

perp

perp  n.— «This “Wyatt Perp” getup has him barking with a drawl.» —“‘Putting On The Dog’ No Longer Exclusively For Us Human Beings” by Franklin Johnson in Chicago Eagle-Gazette (Lancaster...