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battery cage

battery cage  n.— «Proposition 2, co-sponsored by the Humane Society and Farm Sanctuary, the biggest farm-animal-rights group in the United States, focuses on what are considered the worst animal-confinement systems in factory farms...

poop pill

poop pill  n.— «Core temperature is measured by ingesting a pill the size of a multi-vitamin that contains a sensor and a radio transmitter. It sends body temperatures to a receiver every 15 seconds. The pill is digestable, so it’s...

blue-out

blue-out  n.— «Nearly 40 percent of district teachers—3,500 employees—called in sick one day in September, prompting the early closure of six high schools and effectively crippling the district for the day. No organized action of that size...

garbage picker

garbage picker  n.— «Because of his size and strength, players who can recover rebounds and put them in the back of the net are affectionately known as “garbage pickers.” So, were those garbage goals?» —“Draft prospect Wilson eyes a...