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qualoid

qualoid  n.— «The roughly 18 1/2-by-12 1/2-inch size is also known as the “European midi” (France’s Le Monde uses it) or, really grimly, as “qualoid,” as in quality tabloid.» —“For U.S. newspapers, future may...

tumshie

tumshie  n.— «While doing my weekly shopping in our local supermarket, I was choosing a turnip and was appalled at the price of one—70-90p depending on size and they were tiny!…You’d be a right “tumshie” to pay that much...

tumshie

tumshie  n.— «No an insult would be if I called you a “richt sasenach Tumshie, wi a heid the’ size o’ ben macduhi.” Then you would have every right to be offended.» —“Re: wh&s run amok” by Connor...

smurfing

smurfing  n.— «Because tellers have become more suspicious of transactions just under $10,000, the size of the launderer’s deposits is going down steadily, to $7,000 and even $5,000. The smaller the amounts, the more herculean the task...

limb hanger

limb hanger n. a male turkey with long heel spurs. Editorial Note: Long spurs on a jake are correlated with the maturity and size of the bird. Etymological Note: See the last 2004 cite. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

tomato can

tomato can  n.— «I’ve learned my lesson the hard way. I don’t want to end up looking like a tomato can when my career is over.» —“Boxer cannot find his size” Globe and Mail (Toronto, Can.) Feb. 11, 1983. (source:...