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ice

ice  v.— «Celebrities aren’t the only ones getting iced out. Corporations want some icing action too. Smith’s company created a crystal-incrusted Nintendo Wii. They still take orders from the general public through the company Web site...

mad-mugging

mad-mugging  n.— Note: Same as mean-mugging. «Mao, a Southeast Asian gang member, apparently believed somebody at the Chevron station at Hammer Lane and Holman Road “mad-mugged” him, a street term used to describe challenging...

fishbowl negotiation

fishbowl negotiation  n.— «When the various groups produced their recommendations, they were turned over to what was known as a “fishbowl negotiation.” Each small group selected a representative to negotiate for it with...

featherwood

featherwood  n.— «Though Smith’s link to the Aryan Circle is unclear, white supremacist women are often referred to as “featherwoods.” Smith goes by the nickname “Little Feather.”» —“Suspect had possible ties...

twazzock

twazzock  n.— «Speaker Martin (the libel lawyers’ friend) allowed him leeway but if Mr Prescott is not more succinct next time he may find himself being called to order. Or, as they say in the Prescott household, “shaddup yer...

leaverite

leaverite  n.— «“It’s ’leaverite,'” says Smith of one specimen: “Leave ‘er right there.” But after a few more pans of sand the kids hit paydirt.» —“A Madness for Moonstones” by Anne H...