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around-the-world

around-the-world  n.— «The Blue Devils (10-2, 3-0 ACC) needed a risky, yet phenomenal, over-the-shoulder shot from junior midfielder Brad Ross to get past the Cavaliers 7-6 in sudden-death overtime. His goal, commonly called an...

hater-blockers

hater-blockers  n.pl.— «Strolling into Bobcats Arena in Charlotte glammed out and many wearing sunglasses—indoors at night—the Falcons took all the attention off the women’s game in progress. “I’ve got to wear my hater...

lid

lid  n.— «And they give out a “Lid of the Month” award—part honor, part joke, it is a wooden commode seat, which when lifted reveals a mirror and the engraved call signs of past recipients. “Lid” is a term for a...

headache bar

headache bar  n.— «Keeping larger vehicles, such as trucks and vans, out of the hourly lots by means of the headache bar.» —“Airtight Security Creates Minor Annoyances” by Thomas Hackett in Morrisville News &...

schnitting

schnitting  n.— «Archeologists use a flat-bottomed shovel to shave exposed layers of earth in the squares, to make a clean edge across the surface, and to keep it fairly level. The process is called “schnitting,”according to...

bag skate

bag skate  n.— «When Laviolette’s postgame comments Saturday included the phrase “we’re kidding ourselves,” the Hurricanes didn’t need a magnifying glass to read between the lines.…It couldn’t have been any clearer if the...