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knobology

knobology  n.— «Students take readily to the computerized training. Byron Hull, who manages training for the Air Route Traffic Control Centers, refers to the computer savvy of the new recruits as “knobology,” a neologism that describes the...

gangloading

gangloading  n.— «Yesterday I joined 14 students in the altitude training chamber at the Eighty-ninth Physiological Training Flight at Andrews Air Force Base in Camp Springs, Maryland. Wearing helmets and oxygen masks that covered...

tooting

tooting  n.— «As they put it, they were just out “tooting” around. They are 200 British officers visiting Fort Leavenworth for three weeks of training. It’s part of a nine-month course the newly promoted majors are put through...

wogging

wogging  n.— «“If you regularly walk about 30 minutes most days of the week, you are ready to start wogging.” Wogging? It’s a silly word that means to combine walking and jogging, though not necessarily at the same time. The...

take someone’s legs off

take someone’s legs off  v. phr.— «At home the former professional golfer wants to build a multi-million pound indoor golf facility in the region—a project he tried to develop five years ago only to have his planning application rejected...

suitcase provider

suitcase provider  n.— «The vast majority of these are very small—in many cases, one-person enterprises or, in the vernacular, “suitcase providers.”…The traditional view is that a “suitcase provider” is a bad...