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cut sign

cut sign  v. phr.—Gloss: To track someone by their trail marks. Note: Used inside the US Customs and Border Protection, which patrols the United States border. «He knew that the coyotes who led groups of undocumented workers, as well as...

four-spotting

four-spotting  n.— «Like most professional golfers, Lowery has suffered through his own trail of lament.…There was losing his TOUR card and the two years of surviving the vagaries of Monday qualifying, “four-spotting” as...

belly wadding

belly wadding  n.— «In the cowboy movies we often see cow punchers and gunfighters pull out what appears to be a short strip of leather and chew away on it—somewhat of a substitute for ribs and beans when they were on the trail or when...

J-hopping

J-hopping  n.— «To jump a pair of foot-high tree roots spanning a trail in Woodland Park, mountain bike instructor Simon Lawton uses a technique called J-hopping which, like the Ollie skateboard move, is something I still can’t get my head...

shoe-shining

shoe-shining  n.— «When the only target of Tier 4 was tape, the focus was on delivering the data to that tape drive as fast as possible. Tape drives themselves have been plenty fast enough for years now, they’re just not very forgiving if...

burking

burking  n.— «A medical examiner testified during the trial that someone used great force that cut and bruised Carissimi’s face as she was held face-down on a muddy trail through woods on the island park in the Detroit River near downtown...