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sell out (one’s body)

sell out (one’s body)  v. phr.— «In lacrosse parlance, when a player gives his all, diving for a loose ball or absorbing a punishing hit, he “sells out,” or “sells out his body.”» —“The Rivalry” by...

xylothism

xylothism  n.— «Xylothism is a disease and psychological disorder derived from the Greek words “xylon” for wood and “othism” for pushing. A xylothist is a derogatory description of a chess player gone wrong.» —“Pestaño: The exquisite...

rark up

rark up  v. phr.— «Kent Mori may be Palmerston North Jets’ most experienced player but he admits he sometimes needs a “bit of a rark up.” And who best to keep the shooting guard in line than brother and teammate Simon...

flowbetweenness

flowbetweenness  n.— «Produced on July 9th, 2006, the day of FIFA World Cup Germany 2006 final match between Italy and France, this network shows the passes from every player to those three team-mates he passes to most frequently. Strength...

bumper

bumper  n.— «The Konzertstuck for four horns, which will preface the BBC SSO’s performance of Manfred, also looks like being allowed to speak for itself. When, some years ago, the work was presented by another Scottish orchestra, the...

crack

crack  n.— «He is, though, the best hope to become what Argentines refer to as un crack. This is slang for the type of player able to chance the course of a game with a stylish incision, or produce a goal from nothing. Some contend they...