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fiending

fiending  n.— «He was afraid the crack house would sell out. This happens. Cops call it the “fiending” frenzy.» —“Day of Promise, Night of Waste” by Paul Vitello Newsday (Long Island, N.Y.) Jan...

spin

spin  v.— «Agents often make early commitments to more than one horse in a race, figuring that the field will thin out by the time post positions are drawn. But if both horses enter, one of the trainers will be jilted. Jockeys also can...

buscone

buscone  n.— «The new system calls for Dominican and Haitian buscones, or recruiters, to go to Haiti and promise workers easy money, good housing and soft jobs.» —“Haitians feel oppression from Dominican bias” by Gregory...

buscon

buscon  n.— «Signing is also a major issue currently in the Dominican Republic. Talent hunters, buscones as they call them, journey the streets and fields for ambitious ball players. Buscones promise a chance at professional baseball, but...

brand promise

brand promise  n.— «Alexander notes the “corporate-ese” creeping into the campus lexicon, phrases such as change agent, mission driven and a new one he heard only last week: a school’s “brand promise.”» —“Catch...

Fiberal

Fiberal  n.— «The premiums and the broken promise about tax increases have been controversial. The neologism “Fiberal” has gained rapid acceptance, and both Mr. Sorbara and Mr. McGuinty are being pilloried in the press and on...