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retail

retail  adj.— «“My basic position on this is that the more forward-leaning arguments should also be made,” Spindelman said. “This does not mean that they have to be the only ones that are made. Lawyers can argue “in the alternative.” It is...

turtle back

turtle back  n.— «I have seen books labeled field guides that are too big or heavy to be comfortably carried on a hike. The guideline is that the book be less than 5 inches wide, 8 inches high and about 1 inch thick so it will fit in a...

bluey

bluey  n.— «Her daughter Jordan, a small cyclone of post-school hyperactivity, kneels on the floor drawing on a sheet of pale blue paper. This is what is called a bluey,” the army-issue airmail letters which now also come in the form...

fizzle yield

fizzle yield  n.— «Moreover the institute paper points out that with a relatively crude gun-type device, there is a good chance of a problem known as pre-detonation, where the nuclear chain reaction starts too soon, resulting in what is...

pomp

pomp  v.— «House decorations are extravagant house boards that are made through a process called pomping, which is done by gluing tissue paper to wooden boards.» —“Students celebrate Homecoming” by Samantha Liss in...

half-pregnant

half-pregnant  adj.— «The resolution on North Korea belongs to a new set of UN decisions that diplomats refer to as “half-pregnant.” These, though impressive on paper, are subject to “ifs and buts” that render them...