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Salisbury Steak

Salisbury steak is named for Dr. James H. Salisbury, who prescribed what he referred to as “muscle pulp of beef” for Civil War soldiers suffering from so-called camp diarrhea. This is part of a complete episode.

Delmarva

Leah from Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, wants to know the origin of the name of the Delmarva Peninsula. It’s a portmanteau name, made of parts of the names of the three states that meet there: Delaware, Maryland, and Virginia. The Edward H. Nabb...

glory hole

glory hole  n.— «The studio has “reheat furnaces.” “That’s where we do most of our work and the openings in the reheat furnaces are called “glory holes.’”» —“Playing with fire” by Brice...

pinhook

pinhook  v.— «Pinhooking livestock refers to the illegal practice of buying animals at or near markets before they can be offered for sale in the competitive bidding of the auction ring. The pinhooker persuades the farmer to sell for less...

headsy

headsy  adj.— «W & J, 5-1 entering the game, appeared unbeatable in the first half with headsy–smart football.» —“Field Goal In Last 4 Seconds” by Rich Cullen Daily Times (Salisbury, Md.) Oct. 26...

Gringolandia

Gringolandia  n.— «Many Mexicans believe their country has become, in the age of decolonization, a colony of the United States. Some call it Gringolandia.» —“U.S Tied Closely With Problems Facing Mexico” by Robert...