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skin area

skin area  n.— «It was more than 40 miles to the destroyed zone by ruck march, a forced troop march carrying gear and armaments which can weigh in excess of 100 pounds. The term used to describe the region of the country is the “skin...

amenity migrant

amenity migrant  n.— «“Amenity migrants,” as he calls them, represent spikes in the older population in counties like Carroll, where new residents are not only comprised of seniors looking to retire, but the middle-aged group of...

snapback

snapback  n.— «The turning on of the bipolar transistor results in a drop in voltage, often called bipolar snapback. The bipolar region is characterized by Vsb, the snapback voltage, and the resistance of the snapback region, R. The...

lecondel

lecondel  n.— «The long build-up to Annapolis, together with Rice’s many trips to the region, have given birth to a new verb in Israeli government circles: “lecondel,” based on Rice’s first name. People say that they don’t have...

take someone’s legs off

take someone’s legs off  v. phr.— «At home the former professional golfer wants to build a multi-million pound indoor golf facility in the region—a project he tried to develop five years ago only to have his planning application rejected...

Appalachian Cackleberries (minicast)

Martha reminisces about her family’s mountain roots while dipping into the delicious vocabulary of Southernisms found in The Dictionary of Smoky Mountain English. When ya’ll listen to this one, you’ll find out what a...

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