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3-D

3-D  adj.— «Say hello to the 3-D Yankees. In cop parlance, that’s short for Definitely Done Dancing, which is the way bodies in the morgue are referred to.» —“The Endless Bummer” by George King New York...

spotter

spotter  n.— «One of the greatest enforcers of virtue—a “spotter” in the parlance of the day—was the Rev. Henry N. Pringle, secretary of the Maine Christian Civic League. He appeared in the Queen City on Monday, June 24, to...

puddle

puddle  n.— «A “puddle,” in theater parlance, is a heap of clothing an actor steps into and is quickly zipped inside during one of those split-second costume changes that dazzle audiences. “Puddles” are one of the...

screwjob

screwjob  n.— «But a secretive change of the match’s finish, known as a “screwjob” in pro wrestling parlance, already had been concocted by McMahon and Michaels. The plan called for Hebner to signal for the bell and end the...

one-house bill

one-house bill  n.— «It seems many in the Capitol press corps chose to let this story go by because the legislation is what’s known in Albany parlance as a “one-house bill.” That is, it doesn’t have a sponsor in the other house (the...

whoop

whoop  n.— «Much of the trail has developed a “cupped” condition, with a large berm of soil having built up on the outside edge of the trail. In places, the cupping is quite deep, and the undulations in the trail (known as “whoops” in...

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