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snag

snag  n.— «The burn had consumed four acres when Holmes and a few other team members approached a tree known in forestry parlance as a “snag”—dead or dying timber that poses a threat of falling.» —“Firefighter Crushed to...

Nintendo slider

Nintendo slider  n.— «In baseball parlance, a “Nintendo slider” is one that breaks as if controlled by a joystick.» —“Pitching: Nathan vs. Santana” by Jim Souhan Star Trigune (Minneapolis, Minn...

item girl

item girl  n.— «Upcoming performers who start their careers in the Hindi film industry by doing dance numbers in films or music videos—”item girls” in Bollywood parlance—are now becoming part of Kathmandu’s entertainment...

monstering

monstering  n.— «More alarming, however, was Cullen’s criticism of Reed’s treatment by some of the more excitable elements of the newspaper business. There’s no doubt the judge suffered, in tabloid parlance, a bit of “monstering...

shut in

shut in  n.— «As it stormed into the Gulf with fierce winds, oil and gas producers moved workers from offshore rigs and platforms located throughout the central and eastern Gulf. This caused a hiatus in production, known as a “shut...

chamcha

chamcha  n.— «All three have pulled strings in their respective parties to get Assembly poll tickets for their puppets and close confidants, better known in political parlance as chamchas.» —“Leaders’ chamchas get lucky” by...

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