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Pandiculation

Martha talks about a favorite Latin-based word: pandiculation. It’s a term that means “the stretching that accompanies yawning.” This is part of a complete episode.

gulch

gulch  n.— «For Glyn Willacott, there was never a dull moment aboard HMS Cardiff. The 59-year-old served as a weapons engineer between 1982 and 1985, travelling to the Falklands, the Persian Gulf and, of course, back to the ship’s home...

KLM

KLM  n.— «It is also in Toronto that you see KLM airplanes taxiing right in the middle of town. In the evening they go to sleep in their hangers, like any other aircraft, just that they are quite different. Apparently, KLM is the term for...

commuter trip

commuter trip  n.— «The reason Wyatt has only heard about being on the road is that since he joined the Chiefs, on June 7, the only road games they’ve played have been commuter trips to Quad Cities and Burlington. In baseball parlance, a...

sleep on someone

sleep on someone  v. phr.— «“I enjoy being slept on,” DeVaughn told Billboard, referring to industry slang for people not quite being aware of an artist and his music yet. “It’s like being on the verge of a cult movement. But...

moondust

moondust  n.— «They must choose between snatching an hour of sleep or using the precious time to clean their weapons, which often jam from the fine sand—which soldiers call “moondust”—that is swept up by incessant winds...

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