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hashtag

hashtag  n.— «What does it mean when somebody puts a number sign before a word in an online post? That’s called a hashtag, for the hash mark preceding the word (right, yet another name for the symbol we also call the number sign and the...

spike the lens

spike the lens  v. phr.— «In the final moments of the Munchkin Land scene, in which Glinda the good witch (played by Billie Burke) instructs Dorothy to follow the yellow brick road, it’s easy to spot young Priscilla, near Burke, as the...

Romanette

Romanette  n.— Note: A thorough discussion of this word can be found at the Volokh Conspiracy blog. «One bright spot in the colloquy came during Assistant to the Solicitor General Nicole Saharsky’s defense of an expansive view of the law...

bushing

bushing  n.— «The dealership was cruising—and potentially crossing—a line drawn by the state’s bushing law. Bushing, believed to be a shortened version of bushwhacking, is when dealers attempt to convince consumers they must agree to new...

yo-yo sale

yo-yo sale  n.— «The dealership was cruising—and potentially crossing—a line drawn by the state’s bushing law. Bushing, believed to be a shortened version of bushwhacking, is when dealers attempt to convince consumers they must agree to...

quench

quench  n.— «During a power test, the very last before collisions could start in the machine (to the annoyance of engineers), a fault led to a warming of the busbar. As superconductivity was lost, the temperature soared in a “quench...

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