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tulies

tulies  n.pl.—Gloss: the boondocks or the middle of nowhere. Note: Out in the tules/tules means “out in the boondocks” or “far away.” Encarta says that “to be in deep tules” is a Hispanic English expression meaning “to be in...

ambulance-chasing

ambulance-chasing  n.— «Gatehouse has accused the paper’s authors of conducting “a piece of ambulance-chasing research that is coming in on the coat-tails of the GM controversy.”» —“GM link of scientist who discredited...

toast juice

toast juice  n.— «Mr Mahar told Mr Wormald he was aware of a still being operated at the South Pole station, producing what was known as “toast juice.” He said he’d never seen a still and had been told it hadn’t operated during...

genomania

genomania  n.— «The scientist responsible for this latest little outbreak of what has been dubbed “genomania” in foreign media—best defined as a fixation with simplistic pseudo-science purporting to link genetic variation with...

panel beat

panel beat  v. phr.— «He interchangeably used his training as a political scientist, his mastery of the written word to “panel beat” the English word into indigenous Nigerian languages.» —“Nigeria: 10 Years After...

olf

olf n. a scientific measure of indoor odor intensity. Etymological Note: olfaction unit, from the Latin olfactus ‘the action or capacity of smelling; the sense of smell.’ Coined by Danish scientist Povl Ole Fanger in 1987. The first cite is his...