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tartan noir

tartan noir  n.— «Scottish detective fiction, or Tartan Noir as it’s called, with its brooding sensibility, brutal humor and fixation on the nature of guilt and punishment, has more in common with the Russian novel than it does with...

lucky sperm club

lucky sperm club  n.— «Even if it could be demonstrated that ordinary people had less native ability than those selected for high position, that would no mean that they deserved to get less. Being a member of the “luck sperm...

headhouse

headhouse  n.— «By the autumn of 2007, the first new aboveground structure at ground zero in four years should be completed, on Vesey Street. This will be a passenger entrance pavilion, or headhouse. It will serve the temporary PATH...

celebrity colonialism

celebrity colonialism  n.— «This Western security force is not a US or European army plundering Namibia’s natural resources or threatening to topple its government. It is the security entourage of one Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, the...

flat-water pool

flat-water pool  n.— «With apologies to Dr. Seuss, what do you call a swimming hole with no sprinklers, kerpinklers or soaking walinklers?…“In the business, we refer to it at as a flat-water pool,” says Peter Dunn of St. Louis...

fear gauge

fear gauge  n.— «The selling was largely driven by a sharp rise in volatility, with the Vix index, often referred to as Wall Street’s “fear gauge” hitting a two-year high.» —“Emerging equities suffer worst losing streak since...