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tom walkers

tom walkers  n.pl.— «“Tin Can Tom Walkers.” Time was when tin cans were as useful after being emptied as they were before. Yesterday’s children used cans for many playthings—things like “tom walkers.” A good...

rat-racing

rat-racing  n.— «The Mansfield Thunderbirds model plane club expects to send about 20 members to compete in stunt and rat-racing events to be sponsored in Cleveland May 7 by the Cleveland Stunt Men.» —“Model Club to...

Big 3 Family

Big 3 Family  n.— «Clarence’s was what people in Michigan call a “Big 3 Family,” meaning family members worked for Ford, General Motors or Chrysler.» —“Dreams of stardom sank into nightmare” by Richard...

dále shine

dále shine  v. phr.— «“I’ve heard it used in Ohio. I think it means ‘to approve of something.’” According to Joe Lopez, Chicano artist and owner of Gallista Gallery, “You can’t really describe dále shine directly, you...

peg

peg  n.— «Most patients on feeding tubes, or pegs as they are called, have severe dementia or are in a persistent vegetative state.» —“The medical details about feeding tubes” by Regina McEnery Plain...

snakebite

snakebite  v.— «Even Vince Lombardi—who many say puts the mental snakebite on opponents by being the Green Bay coach—isn’t convinced.» —“Raiders respect Green Bay legend” by Charles E. Taylor in Boca Raton, Fla...