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maternal profiling

maternal profiling  n.— «The more I thought about the film, the more worked up I got. How, in this day and age, could the people of Pennsylvania tolerate “maternal profiling?”…“I asked other single moms, “How do you...

bio-ink

bio-ink  n.— «A printer that generates a scaffold onto which new bone can grow has been developed by researchers at Carnegie Mellon University’s Bone Tissue Engineering Center (BTEC) in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.…Alongside fibrin, the...

hypermile

hypermile  v.— «Kroushl’s Prius finally rolled to a stop at 6:55 p.m. yesterday, five minutes short of 48 hours on the road. He drove more than 15 hours of the trip and emerged from the car drenched in sweat—he was trying to boost fuel...

crowd in a can

crowd in a can  n.— «When Jordan Medich—who plays basketball for the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown—was in middle school, Dane Medich attended his son’s games and was referred to as “a crowd in a can” because of how—and...

hundred-mile-an-hour tape

hundred-mile-an-hour tape  n.— «A paramedic’s sure hands took my pulse and felt up and down my extremities for other injuries. “Hundred mile an hour” tape—similar to electrical tape—temporarily sealed my abdominal wound...

midnight plumber

midnight plumber  n.— «Why would thieves—midnight plumbers as the police call them—tear out the floorboards, toilets, even the walls of the homes, all in search of copper tubing?» —“With the Price of Copper Up, the Plumbing Can Go...