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airplane

airplane  n.— «Victims described a range of tortures: electric shocks, a technique called “the airplane” in which a victim is suspended from a pole and beaten, hands and feet bound together.» —“Why was I tortured...

bullet

bullet  n.— «“X-rays showed that her stomach contained several foreign objects which the South African Police Service commonly refer to as “bullets’ containing cocaine,” Opperman said. The bullets are usually condoms filled...

mahogany reef

mahogany reef  n.— «Brian Miller who positioned himself at the Mahogany Reef in our celebrating went to inspect the Flying Fifteens and was struck down by a mysterious force. Brian tells me that he was staring at one of the Fifteens and...

mahogany reef

mahogany reef  n.— «The South-Easter was honking up to 40+ knots and only four boats crossed the start line, which meant I was forced to abandon the race as there were no valid minimum class entries. Most skippers sensibly remained at...

witches’ knickers

witches’ knickers  n.pl.— «Alaskans call them “tundra ghosts” and “landfill snowbirds.” In China, they’re “white pollution.” South Africans have sarcastically dubbed them their “national flower...

Madibaland

Madibaland
 n.— «(title)» —by Denis Beckett Madibaland (S. Africa) , 1998. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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