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petrosexual

petrosexual  n.— «With the former professional wrestler Bill Goldberg as its host, “Bullrun” is the television spinoff of the real-life road rally of the same name, in which entry fees run more than $17,000. Participants, who sometimes...

metagator

metagator  n.— «I’ve recently sung the praises of “metagator” (meta-aggregator) sites such as Popurls and Original Signal. These sites display data from RSS feeds on particular topics. They’re very useful if you’re trying to...

trailing spouse

trailing spouse  n.— «Another personnel man remembers the promising executive he lost because her husband was a dentist who couldn’t find a good practice to join in the area. To cope with this problem, some 150 northern New Jersey...

3,000-mile screwdriver

3,000-mile screwdriver  n.— «How about some detail of the engine? EFI? Q-jet? or what…3000 mile screwdriver with no details.» —“Re: Gas Pig—Where To Start?” Usenet: rec.autos.4×4 Nov. 12, 1996. (source:...

crisscross applesauce

crisscross applesauce  adj.— «The youngsters no longer fidget during circle time. Instead, they quietly sit with legs neatly folded in front of them—”crisscross applesauce” in the parlance of preschool—and participate in the...

five and fly

five and fly  n.— «In his last start, Byrd (4-2, 7.10 ERA) did a five and fly, giving up two runs, five hits and only one walk in a 15-3 win over Boston.» —“Indians break out the big bats” by Sheldon Ocker Akron Beacon...