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spear carrier

spear carrier  n.— «They are “Spear Carriers” which in movie parlance, is the expendable personel who always buy the farm in the battle scenes. I know a couple stunt guys and extras who have made their careers out of being able...

technical

technical  adj.— «In trail racing parlance, mud, roots and rocks on the trail are described as a “technical” trail. » —“SRTs again…“ Hungry Ghost’s Daily Diet (Canada) July 30, 2007. (source: Double...

scoop shop

scoop shop  n.— «Nobody keeps track of specific flavor sales at ice-cream parlors (“scoop shops” in dairy-industry parlance), but the International Dairy Foods Association tracks supermarket sales, which, according to its...

butu

butu  n.— «Whichever of these two political parties form the next government, Jamaica would have lost because they have clearly demonstrated an unwillingness and inability to stop political violence. We, Jamaicans, will therefore continue...

shipset

shipset  n.— «Last year, the aircraft division managed to increase the manufacture of “shipsets”—aviation parlance for a set of right and left hand doors—for the Airbus A320.» —“Civilian orders dominate HAL...

bombing

bombing  n.— «They have no headlights, tail lamps or turn signals. No steering wheels, seat belts or seats. No brakes. Yet they travel at speeds reaching beyond 40 mph on public streets and highways. They’re oversized, low-profile...

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