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plasticulture

plasticulture  n.— «“Things look terrific out there. We have some nice big fruit,” said farm owner Mary McCaffrey, who uses a growing technique called “plasticulture.” The terms applies to using plastic to assist the...

veteranism

veteranism  n.— «Flip Murray gave the NBA’s top team a new description Friday, introducing “veteranism” into the basketball vernacular. “They’ve been together for a long time and they have great chemistry with each...

poodle-balling

poodle-balling  n.— «“Don’t you think it knows the other plants are laughing at it?” Turnbull said recently as she drove by a bizarre little tennis ball that was once a shrub. Trimming a row of boxwoods or yew into a hedge is fine...

space up seat

space up seat  n.— «The third row seats are what Toyota refers to as “space up” seats. These seats, designed to accommodate two adults if required, fold away to increase utility space. They can recline through 18 degrees in 9...

frog stich

frog stich  v.— «Frog Stitch: To rip out a whole row at a time: as the frog says, “Rip it, rip it, rip it, rip it…“» —“Stories and stitches from Paint’s fleece” News & Observer (Raleigh, N.C.) Dec...

pervert row

pervert row  n.— «The foursome had seats near each other, by the runway, the place the dancers affectionately refer to as “pervert row.”» —“Sure, you can buy love; you can buy trouble, too” by Ricky...