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woolsack weathering

woolsack weathering  n.— «I now know that South Africa is, in part, one of the planet’s oldest continental fragments. I also have a name for the ageing process of those jumbled Karoo koppies—it’s called “woolsack weathering,” which...

stunt pomping

stunt pomping  n.— «Wyngaard said teenagers had been filming themselves while engaged in sexual activities for at least two years, but the practice had only recently been exposed.…He said they had spent the first week of the month...

BSO

BSO  n.— «But you see the neat part about it was that we usually only define success in terms of that and they use a lovely term called BSO’s, bright shiny objects, and most of us think that success is the accumulation of bright shiny...

hanko

hanko  n.— «They knew that the container had been shipped from South Africa, but they didn’t know precisely where the ivory—532 tusks and more than 42,000 small cylinders called hankos—came from.» —“La Isabela’s Final...

lockup

lockup  n.— «Remember that tomorrow we’ll have everything that you need on the Budget, the National Budget and don’t miss the Money website. One minute past two our intrepid reporters, three of them, who are inside the lockup, as it is...

vat and sit

vat and sit  v. phr.— «She said most women preferred civil marriages, followed by customary and then living together without legal bindings or “vat and sit” as it is known.» —“Where have all the good men gone?” by Futhi...

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