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wingery

wingery  n.— «With great expectations we sampled four varieties of wings at this award-winning wingery and were suitably impressed. This is the real deal: big, fresh, meaty wings and drumettes immersed in boiling oil until crisped and...

whining

whining  n.— «St Lucians usually only need the sound of two sticks beating together to start “whining”—around here that’s patois for “shakin’ your booty.”» —“Cricket carnival can’t cajole Castries” by Chris...

free-bagging

free-bagging  n.— «Some thieves infiltrate the store’s staff itself, working as cashiers to allow conspirators to stuff extra items in their bags at checkout—a practice called “free-bagging.”» —“Organized shoplifting rings...

re-shop

re-shop  v.— «Back at Target, manager Bonnie Meeker said she picks up two shopping-cart loads of items every time she walks past the checkout lanes, the consequence of what Meeker calls “re-shop.” “Re-shopping is our...

toast juice

toast juice  n.— «Mr Mahar told Mr Wormald he was aware of a still being operated at the South Pole station, producing what was known as “toast juice.” He said he’d never seen a still and had been told it hadn’t operated during...

snivel gear

snivel gear  n.— «What is “snivel gear”?…Army slang for stuff you take to the field with you to make you more comfortable. Sweat rag, poncho liner, extra gloves etc.» —“Re: do USMC snipers wear shooting jackets in combat...

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