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Etymology of “Lynch”

A trip to Montgomery, Alabama, to visit The Legacy Museum chronicling the African-American experience, the Rosa Parks Museum at Troy University, and the profoundly moving National Memorial for Peace and Justice prompts Martha to delve into the...

heel

heel  v.— «Once you have selected your tree, take it home and store or “heel” it, as they say in the trade, in the coldest, darkest place you have, such as on the north side of your house or in a cellar. Keep it there until...

pimp

pimp  v.— «Some Black voices, however, have joined the anti-immigrant backlash. Among them is Mary Mitchell, a columnist for the Chicago Sun-Times, who denounced Arellano’s comparison of her struggle to that of Rosa Parks, who defied...

quillow

quillow  n.— «There are even throws that fold up and become pillows; sellers refer to them as “quillows.”» —“Throw holiday gift-giving to the wind” by Rosa Salter Rodriguez Journal Gazette (Fort Wayne, Ind...

throw

throw  n.— «Those are only the shoppers who haven’t found throws as a solution to their holiday gift-finding woes. Perhaps because of the threat of a cold winter or a cold house as Hoosiers try to save on heat, decorator throw...