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hurricane cut

hurricane cut  n.— «Overpruning can be detrimental to a palm. “Hurricane cuts,” as they are called. stresses the palm to a point where there is an increased chance of disease and insect invasion.» —“New Year’s gardening...

frog’s spawn

frog’s spawn  n.— «A sago pudding served with palm sugar. This last item combined school-lunch frog’s spawn with school-treat Callard & Bowser molasses flavour.» —“Artificial colouring” by Jonathan...

milonga

milonga  n.— «Tango classes and ballrooms—milongas, as they are called—are booming in Miami, the heavily Hispanic city better known for salsa and other Latin rhythms.» —“Argentine tango blooms under Miami’s palm trees” by...

canine freestyle

canine freestyle  n.— «Coming up this Saturday…Joan Tennille on “canine freestyle dancing.” There will also be a pet fashion show. I am not making this up!» —“Hint to thief: Don’t try to palm off a stolen plant on...

speak

speak  v.— «Have you gone through a file in a government office. The official language has developed over the years and there seems hardly any change having taken place with the lapse of time.The usual words like “approved,”...

Nintendo pitch

Nintendo pitch  n.— «Fiore relieved some of the Dome’s congestion by surrendering a three-run homer to Wells in the seventh. It came off Fiore’s palm ball. “That’s like a Nintendo pitch,” Wells said. “He lets it go, and...

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