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body bag speedball

body bag speedball  n.— «As Hobbs and an initial element stormed the farmhouse Monday morning, a second group lugged an enormous human remains pouch filled with water, ammunition and other supplies. Soldiers call this particular form of...

thundersnow

thundersnow  n.— «The storm did come with a novelty act as residents were treated to a rare meteorological phenomenon called thundersnow, which is caused from the upward motion of a cold front when temperatures are near freezing. And that...

informal housing

informal housing  n.— «“So with a shortfall as big as that, is it any surprise that the prices have sky-rocketed and informal housing has grown beyond control?” he asks. Informal housing is estate agents’ parlance for slums, in which...

grits line

grits line  n.— «Alexandria still has its Jefferson Davis Highway and Springfield its Robert E. Lee High School, but if last week’s election showed anything, it’s that Northern Virginia is not only different than the rest of the state, it...

WOMM

WOMM  n.— «Traditional advertising isn’t all that effective and costs a bundle, but in comparison, word-of-mouth recommendations are incredibly effective and relatively inexpensive. Is it any surprise that WOMM (word-of-mouth marketing)...

Kangaroo Duck

Kangaroo Duck  n.— «Kangaroo Duck (K-Duck) Operations. K-Duck operations are used when cargo space in the H-60 cannot support a T-Duck or the mission requires such speed and surprise that an already inflated CRRC is necessary.…The...