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splash mark

splash mark  n.— «On the bridge side of the final concrete barrier between the shoes and Mahde’s body, there are four rough hollows where bullets struck. An American soldier points them out; he refers to them as splash marks.» —“US...

noofter

noofter  n.— «There was also a section on the website called Noofters, which was said to stand for “Nasty Odur (sic) Obese Fenian Timmy Eejit Rubbish Scum.”» —“Hearts Acts To Have Bigoted Website Shut” by Frank...

noofter

noofter  n.— «Ray asks him pretty soon after they meet whether Jim is a “noofter.”….Jim thinks he rather might be, but the writer’s deft plot spine concentrates on Ray gradually coming around to the idea that he might be...

babalog

babalog  n.— «These are the ‘babalog,’ the young crowd, or to use the buzzword of the Indian media, the ‘GenNext’: cyber-savvy, computer-literate, young urban professionals.» —“Triumph of Dynasty’s Darling” by David Orr...

bed-blocker

bed-blocker  n.— «Many veteran Conservative MPs who might have been expected to retire from the fray at the next General Election, are obdurately staying put.…Since Tony Blair is unlikely to send them to the House of Lords on...

strawite

strawite  n.— «Strawite (strô-it), noun. Technocrat and adherent to the John Major theory of succession, which argues that a charismatic leader who brings misadventure to the party should be replaced by a grey man who will be seen as...