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dog house

dog house  n.— «She also started to learn the offshore patois used to describe the different parts of the platform: the dog house, the monkey board, the rat hole, the cat walk.» —“Taking oil painting to a whole new...

numpty

numpty  n.— «The Diary even prefers the term “tumshie” to “numpty.”» —“Yes, folks, tumshie is the new numpty” by Simon Pia Scotsman (Scotland) Nov. 3, 2004. (source: Double-Tongued...

tumshie

tumshie  n.— «Forget about these two tumshies, Bush and Kerry.…Indeed, the Diary even prefers the term “tumshie” to “numpty.”…We are assured, a great afternoon for anyone feeling depressed—if Bush...

rat line

rat line  n.— «The British troops will be supported by US helicopters and unmanned reconnaissance drones which will scan the desert looking for tracks indicating “rat lines”—military jargon for the routes used by the resistance...

frame dragging

frame dragging  n.— «“Frame dragging is like what happens if a bowling ball spins in a thick fluid such as molasses. As the ball spins, it pulls the molasses around itself. Anything stuck in the molasses will also move around the ball...

monstering

monstering  n.— «More alarming, however, was Cullen’s criticism of Reed’s treatment by some of the more excitable elements of the newspaper business. There’s no doubt the judge suffered, in tabloid parlance, a bit of “monstering...