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puppy pawty

puppy pawty  n.— «Pupperware parties, also known as puppy pawties, celebrate all things dog. From treats to shampoos, fragrances to toys, the parties allow owners and their pets to test-drive specialty products before buying them...

sit dead red

sit dead red  v. phr.— «The ball sailed into the night, slamming into the facade on the second deck in left field. It fell straight down and was grabbed by a 33-year-old plumber from the San Diego area. In baseball terminology, he was...

womb room

womb room  n.— «The spaces, called “womb rooms” by some researchers, are predicated on the obvious notion that the best place for a premature baby would be the exquisitely complex environment where, in the last three months of gestation...

OK change

OK change  n.— «That finger, which McBeth cannot straighten, bends perfectly around the ball when he throws what in baseball parlance is called a “circle change” or an “OK change.” The trick to throwing the pitch is to put as little...

circle change

circle change  n.— «That finger, which McBeth cannot straighten, bends perfectly around the ball when he throws what in baseball parlance is called a “circle change” or an “OK change.” The trick to throwing the pitch is to put as little...

shuto

shuto  n.— «He also throws a pitch known in Japan as a “shuto” that essentially is a screwball—though he didn’t use it Wednesday.» —“Against Pirates, Matsuzaka Is ‘as Good as Advertised’” by Dave Sheinin in...