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textile

textile  n.— «The naturist community has a slightly derogatory term for their clothed counterparts—”textiles.”…When textiles and naturists pack for their holidays they take the same things. They might travel slightly...

teagler

teagler  n.— «“We have a lot of landowners who are very kind and let us hunt over their land. And they give us wonderful teas afterwards and we have a name for that…we call them a group of ‘teaglers.’”…What is serious is...

bombogenesis

bombogenesis  n.— «Bombogenesis is defined as a mid-latitude cyclone that drops in surface barometric pressure by 24 or more millibars in a 24-hour period. The height contours pack around the center of rotation and the number of height...

clip

clip  v.— «Afleet Alex, charging from the middle of the pack to second place, made his move for the lead when front-runner Scrappy T veered suddenly into his path. Their heels “clipped”—which is horse racing parlance for...

shalala

shalala  adj.— «The students must travel in a pack and are not allowed to wear visible skullcaps or Stars of David anywhere but inside the school. They are also discouraged from dressing in a manner that Mr. Barthel calls...

bell cow

bell cow  n.— «But the goal is always the same, finish early and often. That, meanwhile, is the job of the “bell cow,” a term for the team’s lead runner who’s job it is to jump out early and interrupt another...