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regimental amnesia

regimental amnesia  n.— «Military cases, he acknowledges, bring special problems: the “appalling and needless death of Baha Musa” had exposed the issue of “what is known as regimental amnesia,” in which witnesses were inclined to...

rape the ear

rape the ear  v. phr.— «A familiar sound of summer was in the air: a crisply abrasive stripping noise, the sound of husks being torn away from fat cobs of white corn. Two or three shoppers were depositing pale-green husks and shimmery...

gaunch

gaunch  n.— «Gaunch launch.…West Vancouver’s Kathleen Staples recently launched a new line of luxurious machine washable underwear called Staples. Staples designs them in soft, stretchy knitted silk and included are regular panties...

renditta

renditta  n.— «Thanks to a variety of factors like better yarn lustre and lower renditta count (the term for the quantity of cocoon required to produce one kg of silk yarn), cross-breeds have gained in popularity with silkworm rearers in...

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