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crack

crack  v.— «Over his 11-year pro career, Arce has built a reputation as a ferocious puncher and fearless warrior with a heart as big as his personality. He can clown, but as they say in boxing, he can crack, too.» —“Boxing: Mexican...

trap

trap  n.— «She had made more than 50 day and night “traps,” as the carrier landings are called. And, along with her fellow pilots, she was continually honing her skills.» —“Express-News archives: Pioneer S.A. female combat...

knock and drag

knock and drag  v. phr.— «Workers called and visited voters, telling them they could vote immediately. “It was a ‘knock and drag’ program,” Saenz said, concentrating on South San Antonio but also singling out historically...

limón verde

limón verde  n. — «Border Patrol agents routinely monitor the main roads near her house on the outskirts of this sprawling city in south-central Texas, so Verónica and her friends and relatives have informal alert networks in place. “My...

Romosexual

Romosexual  n.— «Cowboys fans—some of whom have taken to calling themselves “Romosexuals”—love the way he has sparked their team back into playoff contention.» —“Football: Cowboys’ Romo to keep juices...

lead snowstorm

lead snowstorm  n.— «The bullet that tore into the back of Federal Judge John H. Wood Jr. severed his spinal cord, then exploded into “a thousand fragments” hitting most of the major organs in his body, a medical examiner...

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