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dressing

dressing  n.— «“Dressing” refers to stones about the size of bowling balls that are used to settle and fill in among the large granite boulders, which are the backbone of the jetties.» —“Getting the right words out on coastal...

gut

gut  n.— «A “gut,” in the language of coastal fishing, is a channel in the sand at the edge of the surf. Guts are cut by wave action and the currents that run parallel to the beach.» —“Getting the right words out on...

craftivism

craftivism  n.— «This holiday season, consider the latest crafting-community buzzword: craftivism, crafting for a cause. Whatever your skill level or your cause, there’s a way to match your handiwork with someone who really needs it...

gallop girl

gallop girl  n.— «Grisham, 36 and affectionately known at Selma’s Retama Park as a “gallop girl,” earns her living running thoroughbred horses for owners and trainers to keep them in shape for coming races.» —“Retratos:...

wila

wila  n.— «Of the hundreds of letters that arrive or leave the Bexar County Jail, officers in the mailroom filter them in search of wilas, letters that contain orders regarding gang hits or other criminal acts.» —“Cracking prison...

blow up

blow up  v. phr.— «He served on staffs that “blew up,” coaching parlance for a mass firing at the end of a losing season.» —“Coaches earn big assist: Major football programs boost salaries” by Tim...

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