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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...

high-marking

high-marking  n.— «Police in western Canada are cautioning snowmobile users against performing a dangerous straight-up tactic that killed an Alberta man last weekend. The practice is called “high-marking” and involves a...

mirror bee

mirror bee  n.— «The best method, called “mirror bees,” entails sending a group of small satellites equipped with mirrors 30 to 100 feet wide into space to “swarm” around an asteroid and trail it, Vasile explains. The mirrors would be...

coin trail

coin trail  n.— Note: A picture of a coin trail is here. «Staff at Miriam Lord Primary School, in Church Street, Manningham, were hoping to raise more than £200 with a coin trail around their hall.» —“Coining it in for Children In...

bootleg trail

bootleg trail n. a walking path or track worn into the ground by habitual human passage rather than by design. Editorial Note: During Prohibition, the network of people and places that illegally supplied Americans with alcohol was sometimes referred...

bootleg trail

bootleg trail  n.— «If you must camp on undisturbed ground, do what you can to limit soil compaction, the formation of bootleg trails, and the trampling of plants.» —by Robert C. Birkby Lightly on the Land: The Sca Trail-Building...