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Opaque vs. Translucent

A girl in Omaha, Nebraska, has a dispute with her father about the meaning of the words opaque and translucent. Opaque describes something that blocks light completely. Something translucent lets some light pass through. This is part of a complete...

half-widow

half-widow  n.— «Graham Cardwell has shown no inclination to return to his family, and, since he had done nothing illegal, the police are keeping his whereabouts secret. So Jane, too, remains a half-widow, the mystery of her husband’s...

jade berg

jade berg  n.— «On the bridge this morning Tim the second mate spotted a “jade” berg. These are quite rare and distinctive for their opaque jade colour. This one was smallish and rounded like river stone. While no one is really...

jade berg

jade berg  n.— «There’s one berg, quite small and grounded only a short distance from the hut that really takes the cake. Called the “Jade Berg’ by most of us it has a varied and unusual colouring. Most of it is this rich translucent...

moose knuckle

moose knuckle n. a (prominent) pudendum; the appearance of the (male or female) sex organs in tight clothing. Editorial Note: A related term is camel toe. The divergent understandings of a term like moose knuckle—some people claim it only applies to...

slush

slush  n.— «Nouveau mot à la mode dans le milieu automobile, certains matériaux sont slush dans la 159. Cela signifie que la finition est opaque et la sensation tactile agréable. Cette technologie de pointe de « slush...