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farmer

farmer  n.— «Although the design staff has good intentions with story line behind the items and why this or that NPC are the only ones who should have them, the unfortunate reality is that most “campers” &...

journalists’ colony

journalists’ colony  n.— «Mr Saeed Naqvi is a prominent editor in New Delhi whose wife insisted 12 years ago that he build a low-cost house on a cheap 500 sq m plot he had acquired under a scheme for a journalists’ colony.» —“Housing...

laying pipe

laying pipe  n.— «“laying pipe”: writing and delivering the onerous dialogue which provids backstory and the plot facts needed to support the weight of the funny (or interesting). Exposition, kids, and it ain’t fun. Example:...

jukebox musical

jukebox musical  n.— «Another jukebox musical—revive someone else’s plot (in this case Shakespeare’s Tempest and a forgotten MGM sci-fi movie of the 1950s), punctuate it with feel-good songs from the 1960s, and disguise the thin idea...

hypersigil

hypersigil  n.— «The “hypersigil” or “supersigil” develops the sigil concept beyond the static image and incorporates elements such as characterization, drama, and plot. The hypersigil is a sigil extended through...

rat line

rat line  n.— «The Bulgarian secret service, which follows KGB orders without question and which had long-established “rat lines” smuggling spies and arms into Italy and Turkey, was the obvious choice.» —“Did Andropov plot...