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tiger kidnap

tiger kidnap  n.— «In western Europe the threat is more from “tiger” kidnaps, in which, for example, the wife of a bank manager is held hostage to force him to open the safe.» —“On the trail of the...

circuit bending

circuit bending  n.— «The creative short circuit, or the technique that I call circuit bending, is a form of hardware hacking or modding, but with two important differences. First, whereas hackers usually know something about electronics...

snag

snag  n.— «A Bitterroot National Forest firefighter was fatally injured Monday morning after he was struck by a falling snag while battling a small fire near the Lost Trail Pass ski area.» —“Firefighter killed by fallen snag while...

grinding

grinding  n.— «Irons off the tees, safe approach shots. Nothing frivolous or stupid. And, as Woods said, “a lot of grinding,” golfing vernacular for heavy breathing before every shot. And after.» —“Tiger back on big-game...

knob knocker

knob knocker  n.— «“Imagine a razor shaving your face, but on a much bigger scale,” says Shawn McKinney, president of the Springfield Area Mountain Bike Association about the knob knocker, a device created to shave the bumps off a...