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A-dar

A-dar  n.— «As an autism parent nearly twelve years post diagnosis, I (and, I’m sure, many other parents) have developed what is often referred to as “A-dar,” short for autism radar. It’s the awareness of a possible autism diagnosis...

svaroopa

svaroopa  n.— «Svaroopa: From the Sanskrit word that means “bliss,” this type of yoga teaches different ways of doing familiar poses, but with an emphasis on the spine and hips.» —“Styles to fit every aim” by R.J...

Canadian binding

Canadian binding  n.— «It was initially a spiral-bound paperback, but when consumers could not easily find it on bookstore shelves, Firefly worked with its printer, Friesen’s, to wrap a spine around the wire-o binding. Now known as...

tramp stamp

tramp stamp  n.— «In the Central Valley, writes Lisa Hayes of Modesto, they call that tattoo at the base of a woman’s spine a “tramp stamp.”» —“Daily Datebook” by Leah Garchik San Francisco...

profile

profile  n.— «The accident displaced several vertebrae in his spine and left micro-fractures in the bones of his spine. He was not able to do everything his job required—in military parlance, he was given a profile, and had to be excused...

jackass

jackass  v.— «There was a time when everything you owned had to fit in your Sea Bag.…You warped your spine jackassing the goofy thing through a bus or train station.» —by William J. Veigele  Sea Bag of Memories May...