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bluebird

bluebird  n.— «Welch got rid of a strategic albratross, got a strategic bluebird, got essentially $1 billion in the hopper, and got out of the consumer electronics business.» —“Roundtable Discussion Audio Video Home...

redboard

redboard v. to speculate on the outcome of a horse race that has already finished. Editorial Note: The garbled text in the 1954 citation is true to the original. Several lines seem to have been mis-ordered, so it should probably have read, “On...

aerosol art

aerosol art  n.— «Mr. Beer said his work is not gang related and he sees graffiti (or aerosol art as he calls it) as art, whereas the symbols and numbers done by gangs or bored teenagers is vandalism.» —“Pickering passes new graffiti...

hool

hool  n.— «South Africa has no laws similar to Germany’s outlawing the display of racist symbols such as the swastika, but Fifa president Sepp Blatter has held the ultimate threat over the heads of the “hools,” as they call...

grawlix

grawlix  n.— «Mort Walker of “Beetle Bailey” fame invented a cartoon vocabulary called Symbolia that we cartoonists make use of from time to time. According to Mr. Walker, that little set of typographical symbols that stand for...