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grits line

grits line  n.— «Alexandria still has its Jefferson Davis Highway and Springfield its Robert E. Lee High School, but if last week’s election showed anything, it’s that Northern Virginia is not only different than the rest of the state, it...

human rain delay

human rain delay  n.— «I get up there, I throw my pitches and I get rolling. I like to keep the pace of the game going. I’m not one of those human rain delays, as they call them. The only thing I had to do was slow it down.» —“Notes:...

tempo run

tempo run  n.— «By the time you read this, I’ll have finished week six: still four days of running, but the mileage has jumped to 22. That includes a nine-mile “long run” on one day, plus what’s called a six-mile “tempo...

nosebreaker

nosebreaker  n.— «I have been doing “nosebreakers” (AKA skullcrushers—great names for this exercise…), dips, and close grip bench press for my TRIs and it seems that my inner tris (higher up in the back of my arm) are...

skullcrusher

skullcrusher  n.— «I have been doing “nosebreakers” (AKA skullcrushers—great names for this exercise…), dips, and close grip bench press for my TRIs and it seems that my inner tris (higher up in the back of my arm) are...

unsub

unsub  n.— «Button Up and four other “unsubs”—FBI shorthand for “unknown subjects”—together are thought to be responsible for more than 30 robberies, nearly one-third of the bank robberies committed in Washington...