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Flounder vs. Founder

What’s the difference between flounder and founder? To flounder is “to struggle or thrash about,” while to founder is “to sink or to fail.” Surprisingly, the verb flounder shares no etymological root with the fish...

sink oyster

sink oyster  n.— «When I wake up it feels like the cat’s been sleeping in my throat and I can hack up the most thick, sticky wads of yellow & green sink oysters that I’ve ever had.» —by bump Fazed Mar. 11, 2005. (source:...

ghost in

ghost in  v. phr.— «What was significant was not the finish; countless of his 230-odd career goals were similar to this one. The key was how he had arrived in his scoring position, letting other forwards complete the first phase of...

vesel sink

vesel sink  n.— «“Vessel sink” is a term for a basin that sits on top of the counter or is slightly recessed within the supporting cabinetry.» —“Sassy sinks” by Lori Darvas Californian (Salinas...

skip

skip  v.— «According to the press accounts, many snowmobile drivers like to “skip” their machines over open water.…A snowmobile cannot change direction while “skipping”—it can only go in a straight line. If a snowmobile...

huacha

huacha  n.— Note: “Huacha” seems to be a Mexican Spanish borrowing of the English word “washer,” referring to a small, flat ring of metal. «For more than 40 years, Garcia, 66, of Las Cruces, has practiced the skill...

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