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God gun

God gun  n.— «Soldiers fire blanks, of course. Team members wear harnesses with sensors that register when they’ve been hit, a sort of heavy-duty version of laser tag. When an explosive device goes off, an impartial observer with a...

Charlie Brown tree

Charlie Brown tree  n.— «Two charming young women bragged to me (within 12 hours and 50 miles of each other) that they each have a “Charlie Brown” tree—small, skinny, needleless, crooked, with only half-a-string of lights and two ornament...

dash-boarded

dash-boarded  adj.— «“Getting dash-boarded (thrown over the front of the bull) is also dangerous,” Davis says. “The worst is when you get stepped on.”» —“Cowboys must prepare for ride of their lives” by...

transloading

transloading  n.— «“If you’re going to ship something less than 400 or 500 miles, it probably makes more sense to ship it on a truck,” Pitcher said, which is done by transloading. Transloading is the term for shipping products by...

booshway

booshway  n.— «Wolfe has been a part of the festival for 20 years and is this year’s booshway, from the French term bourgeois or proprietor of the land. He is in charge of coordinating the reenactors and demonstrators. The fest has about...

jerk patrol

jerk patrol  n.— «It allows Duck fans to call a special line—what some college and pro stadiums refer to as the “jerk patrol”—to report incidents of misbehavior.» —“Victory sure is swHEAT” by Mark...