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nippertipping

nippertipping  n.— «York Region police have launched hate-crime investigations into four incidents of “nippertipping,” acts of violence or mischief targeting mostly Asian-Canadians.» —“Hate-crime probe...

snipe

snipe  n.— «Networks are also experimenting with something called snipes. Similar to ABC’s icons, snipes are visual effects that take place in the lower right hand corner of the screen during a show. Shows on TNT, for example, may include...

stowed out

stowed out  adj.— «It involved greater face-to-face discussions with local people. Sceptics said it wouldn’t work—because no one in the public would talk to “The Polis” either through fear or mistrust. In fact, when they went...

Counterfeit Alley

Counterfeit Alley  n.— «A shopper can find pretty much anything else here, too, on this strip of Broadway a few blocks south of 34th Street. Sports jerseys. Sunglasses. Perfume. DVD’s fresh—maybe a little too fresh—from the big screen...

bust on someone

bust on someone  v. phr.— «The dock area is closed to cars from midnight to 6 a.m., but according to 17-year-old Kim Stolz of North Woodmere, the police “bust on us” even before midnight.» —“Sitting on the Dock on the Bay;...

custody suite

custody suite  n.— «The City of London is looking for a number of Independent Custody Visitors to keep an eye on the conditions at the City’s two “custody suites,” as they are euphemistically known, at the police stations at...