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old man’s friend

old man’s friend  n.— «Pneumonia was even called the old man’s friend. Infectious diseases with their usually gentle dying process provided the major cause of death until antibiotics were discovered.» —“Society should accept that...

public service murder

public service murder  n.— «It was a public service murder, yielding benefits to the local society, including the might-be victims.» —“Re: Please define Homophobia” by Apostate Usenet: alt.atheism May 17, 2001...

cantometrics

cantometrics  n.— «Coining the term “cantometrics,” which he defined as meaning “song as a measure of society,” Lomax and his assistances analyzed music from Pygmy recordings to mainstream American pop through thirty-six parameters...

Westoxification

Westoxification  n.— «Both shared common concerns about political freedom, the dangers of military and economic dependence on the United States, and the threat of cultural alienation due to the Westernization of Iranian education and...

blat

blat  n.— «Alena Ledeneva, a University College London professor, will discuss how informal contacts and networks—which she dubs “blat”—have influence over society in post-Soviet Russia.» —“World of lectures set on...