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hit-and-run bag

hit-and-run bag  n.— «The Leatherman tools were the most pleasant surprise, and will serve us long after we leave this area. I have placed mine in my “hit and run” bag for when I fly.» —“Updates” by Leonard C. Armor 4...

yuba

yuba  n.— «It came as quite a surprise to find myself sitting in a sliver of a restaurant in Kyoto called Kappo Sakamoto, swooning over a dish of tofu—or tofu skin, to be more precise. Called yuba, it arrived in a handmade wooden box...

battlespace

battlespace  n.— «The US had been planning for the Iraqi forces to take over by July half of what the Pentagon refers to as its “battlespace.”» —“Host springs surprise for PM” by Ewen...

frequent flyer

frequent flyer  n.— «I didn’t run a 911 call till around 1600 I think and boy was that guy a winner…The engine co. requests for the diabetic, we get there this guys puking and the engine boss is giving me the “he’s a frequent...

shoe

shoe  n.— «It’s no surprise, says Jerry Stauffacher’s mother, Mary Jane Stauffacher, that her son likes to compete in “shoes,” as race cars are often called nowadays.» —“Peter Day” Hesperia Star (California) May...

hully-gully

hully-gully  adj.— «It was a lot safer, too, because the scores were planned, not hully-gully where you might run into any kind of surprise. Indeed, Diesel was sent to San Quentin after he tried to rob a Sacramento poker room in his own...