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moonball

moonball  n.— «From the extreme to the subtle, there was Torben Ulrich, the bearded Danish eccentric who found himself playing Bill Hoepner in the 1953 Pacific Coast Tournament at the Berkeley Tennis Club. Hoepner was intensely annoying...

chuck-and-duck

chuck-and-duck  n.— «The Edison Sault power plant is an imposing, quarter-mile-long, turn-of-the-last-century stone structure built along the river that features nearly 40 turbine outflow chutes where salmon congregate on their upstream...

float

float  n.— «Ms. Trujillo, who wears a leather holster belt holding a rock hammer, and geologist’s compass, tells them that if they find “float”—the term for loose fossils individually scattered over the ground by water...

woolly bugger

woolly bugger  n.— «“It’s like a woolly bugger,” the 61-year-old doctor explains as he wraps the green herl of a peacock feather around the metal shank of a fishhook, “but I’m going to tie it like a cockatouche...

say on pay

say on pay  n.— «Labor unions who own Apple shares through pension funds, have put up proposals that require options to be priced on the day they are granted to eliminate the practice known as backdating; that give investors a nonbinding...

chickenhead

chickenhead
 n.— «Chickenhead or Knob—An outcropping of rock that is easy to grab, step or tie off on.» —“Mountain Talk” Los Angeles Times July 15, 1987. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)