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twenty-minute takeout

twenty-minute takeout  n.— «The “security check” used by the CIA to prepare a detainee for transport on a rendition plane was described to us by one source in the American intelligence community as a “twenty-minute takeout.” His...

prettopop

prettopop  n.— «Swedish trio Kamprads most often sound like LA’s Mellowdrone on their 2006 debut, Thoughts Never Released. Dark and slick drum beats and synths matched with the emo crooning of singer Skanfors even has the band admitting...

Saaburu

Saaburu  n.— «GM has received blistering criticism for putting a slightly modified version of the Subaru sedan into the lineup at Saab, GM’s upmarket Swedish brand. Car reviewers derided the car, the Saab 9-2x, referring to it as the...

flexicurity

flexicurity  n.— «The goal is to attract the attention of EU policy makers to the Danish labour market, which is as flexible as the UK labour market. At the same time, employees benefit from a degree of security at a similar level to that...

sloyd

sloyd  n.— «Sloyd is a system of education built around the design and construction of useful handmade objects. The name is from the Swedish word, “sloyd,” which is derived from the Icelandic “slog,” meaning general...

puck bunny

puck bunny  n.— «Coaxed by Swedish hockey fans on Internet chat boards, the Minnesota Wild fanatic followed her favorite player, Manny Fernandez, to the small city of Luleå, Sweden, where he was tending goal during the NHL lockout...