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Garnier limb

Garnier limb  n.— «But that was before an engineering breakthrough developed by conference participants, the so-called Garnier Limb, allowed treehouses greater stability and longer life, and before a spate of how-to and coffee-table books...

American wake

American wake  n.— «Connolly then recounted the first time he picked up a fiddle; he was about 9 or 10 years old and was at a party for his Uncle Patty who was immigrating to the United States. Such going-away-parties in Ireland were...

pay-per-view slaughter

pay-per-view slaughter  n.— «Technology that enables people to stalk online and kill real prey has alarmed hunters and lawmakers intent on pre-emptively blocking the practice. About two dozen states already have outlawed the method, which...

legislative cracker-barrel

legislative cracker-barrel  n.— «As part of what’s called the Legislative Cracker-barrel, state lawmakers from the Elk Point area were invited to answer questions about what’s going on at the state level.» —“South Dakota Lawmakers...

gravy plane

gravy plane  n.— «The United States Postoffice Department is getting on a gravy plane come September 1.…Under the 1938 CAA Act, the Postoffice Department has to pay the airlines enough revenue to keep an air transportation system in...

gravy plane

gravy plane  n.— «You’ve heard of the “gravy train?”…Well, my book reveals the “gravy plane”—it is to my knowledge the first definitive work in the United States on the massive subsidies that flow from various federal...