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rock doc

rock doc  n.— «Then it will travel through another pipe 100 more miles to land, where it will be further processed and readied for distribution. That is, if the “rock docs” (the geologists) are right and there is a natural-gas...

touchback

touchback  n.— «In addition, undocumented immigrants who have been in the United States for two to five years, no matter where they live, would have to travel back to a port-of-entry on the U.S. border, such as El Paso, Texas, and go back...

Nigerian luggage

Nigerian luggage  n.— «For example some cab drivers in Britain tend to want to make a distinction between regular luggage and what they refer to as “Nigerian luggage”—a cheeky reference to our penchant for buying up entire...

babymoon

babymoon  n.— «AT 20 weeks pregnant, Courtney Monardo, a 40-year-old processor for a mortgage company in Scottsdale, Ariz., was—to quote Madeleine Kahn in “Blazing Saddles”—“so tired.”…First on the agenda was an in-room ice cream...

supertanker

supertanker  n.— «With supply growth held in check during the last few years, the lodging industry has been able to aggressively drive its rate. We already know there are a lot of rooms in the pipeline—more than half a million, according...

pulk

pulk  n.— «Not such an easy feat when you are moving forward on skis pulling a sled—or pulk, as it is called—with 140 pounds of weight to simulate all the food and equipment that must travel with each polar explorer.» —“Lawyer learns...