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smitty

smitty  n.— «I particularly like the sound of a $15 glasspack! You really don’t get to hear them very often anymore. It would be different. But as long as we’ve got a period theme going, why not some “smitty’s”?» —“Re:...

shoulder peak

shoulder peak n. a period that precedes or follows regular peaks of heavy use or service, such as in television viewing or electricity consumption. Also shoulder. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

shoulder peak

shoulder peak  n.— «Niagara Mohawk Power Corporation…Proposed rate periods:…On Peak: 5:01 p.m. to 8 p.m., weekdays. Shoulder Peak: 9:01 a.m. to 5 p.m., weekdays.» —“Time-Of-Use Rate Plan For Residential Customers...

bundler

bundler  n.— «Those fundraisers who raised at least $100,000 for the campaign were given the title “vice chairs.”…The Kerry campaign has periodically released the names and home towns of these vice chairs, also known as...

salvage

salvage  v.— «According to the task force report, 1,082 Filipinos were “extra-legally executed or salvaged (a euphemism for assassinations)” between 1975 and 1983. During the same period, 266 others “disappeared...

submarine patent

submarine patent  n.— «Occasionally, patents take a decade or two to be granted because they are held up in appeals and amendments in the Patent Office. When this happens under the existing system, an inventor can obtain a 17-year monopoly...

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