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murrini

murrini  n.— «“We’re pullin’ what’s called murrini,” Appleby said. The process entails pulling long pieces of glass which are cut and then fused together. Once the pieces of glass are cut into square shapes, they are arranged on a...

flopper

flopper  n.— «Though racers refer to them as “floppers,” Mageau said, Funny Cars got their current name “way back in the ’60s. The first versions of highly modified cars were still steel bodies, but they moved the...

steel beach

steel beach  n.— «Sometimes, the ship’s recreation department organises events on board, including sports and what’s called a “steel beach picnic”—a barbecue on the flight deck.» —“City at Sea” by Sopaporn...

racing plate

racing plate  n.— «Racehorse shoes are referred to as “racing plates,” and the farriers who put the shoes on the horses sometimes are called “platers.”…Racing plates are thin, sleek, and made of shiny...

steel

steel  n.— «These pebbles cause real problems for the sleds’ runners, or as they say in luge, “steels.”» —“Pebbles make for tough sledding” by John Morgan NBCOlympics.com Feb. 9, 2006. (source: Double...

alligator

alligator  n.— «In the summer, there are lots of retreads.…We refer to them as alligators because they’re heavy and have steel in the treads so they can bite you.» —“Retired engineer now a highway angel” by Sarah...