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hamster care

hamster care  n.— «“The average doctor is seeing thousands of patients a year to survive, and the result is hamster care, or treadmill medicine,” said Dr. Jack Lewin, chief executive officer of the California Medical Association...

alambrista

alambrista  n.— «For years, he’s answered requests by community groups to tell of his early adventures in the 1950s—how he labored, among other things, as a gardener and a trash collector; how he returned to California over and over; and...

flyero

flyero  n.— «They call themselves Los Flyeros—The Flier People—and they say it with a certain esprit de corps. They stand on street corners and in doorways along Fourth Street, swooping into the path of passing pedestrians, offering fliers...

smoker’s face

smoker’s face  n.— «The term “smoker’s face” was coined in the mid-80s, when studies showed that smokers tend to have similar facial characteristics: Prominent lines and wrinkles from the corners of the eyes (“crow’s...

soapedy

soapedy  n.— «Since premiering in August, the dramedy (or, “soapedy,” to use creator Josh Schwartz’s neologism) has welcomed millions of weekly viewers to Orange County, Calif. by punching up the ridiculous.» —“Why The O.C...

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