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sweethearting

sweethearting  n.— «I’m sure he thinks of himself as an honorable man. And so do they all, big and small:…Bernard Ebbers of WorldCom (suspected of sweethearting himself a $366 million loan).» —“The Culture Of...

forgotten arm

forgotten arm  n.— «While boxing informs “The Forgotten Arm”—the title refers to an obscure term for a surprise punch—she’s not about to draw comparisons between music and boxing, unscrupulous management practices inherent to...

glass

glass  v.— «I began glassing the large hay field for my first victim. Since it was really hot, the chucks had enough sense to stay underground, but I kept right on glassing (as it is called in varmint vernacular) the hay field...

wildcat

wildcat  n.— «A wildcat cartridge is nothing more than a conventional factory case that has been swagged and fire formed to new dimensions.…Don’t overlook the advantages of wildcats.» —“Consider wildcats and...

snake bite

snake bite  v.— «Philadelphia stranded 11 baserunners, giving them a total of 28 left on base in three games. “Home runs continue to snake bite us,” said Manager Lee Eli.» —by Pohla Smith in Pittsburgh, Pa...

blaccent

blaccent  n.— «I’m slowly being adopted at the new favorite employee of the crazy black girl in my department. I’ve been there two days. I think it’s because I told her that her weave must be in too tight if she thought I was ready to...