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snow roller

snow roller  n.— «Stanford found frozen doughnuts of snow on the top of Washington Pass in the North Cascades this week when he was doing avalanche-control work. At first he couldn’t believe his eyes: Perfectly shaped doughnuts had rolled...

buffer

buffer  n.— «As it opens, a confident Wayne saunters into a class reunion, wearing another man’s nametag, making conversation and parting the clueless “buffers” (the term for non-Traveller folk) from their wallets.» —“On...

punee

punee  n.— «Kristen Scott, an architect in Seattle, said about one-third of her empty nester clients asked for separate bedrooms, which can cost a few thousand dollars to more than $100,000. In Honolulu, Nancy Peacock, an architect, said...

plunker

plunker  n.— «Still fishermen, or “plunkers” in fishing parlance, who do well on high but falling flows, were scoring good catches of fish by Tuesday on the north coast.» —“Outdoors Report: Hopes rise as rivers...

sweater puppies

sweater puppies  n.pl.— «If you don’t want to be insulted like that, stop tuning in to watch Anderson’s sweater puppies wiggle.» —“On TV: These ratings are no laughing matter” by Melanie McFarland Post...

spanging

spanging  v.— «Just over a year ago, 16-year-old Jessica Adams was living on the street in the U District “spanging” for spare change, doing acid and, at her lowest point, using some “clear liquid” that she doesn’t...

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