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steam

steam  n.— «The true odds defying activity in Vegas last night was performed by my old teammate Pat who, with a handful of his new cohorts, plied our premier cheating move, Savannah, across The Strip’s roulette wheels. Pat and his crew...

Chester Gallo

Chester Gallo  n.— «I noticed a few changes that he has made to some of the terminology he uses in running his team. The Pinch move remains the same, but he kept referring to signals and gestures that were different from the ones we used...

11 p.m. player

11 p.m. player  n.— «That is what happens when you chase 11 p.m. players, also known as past-prime-time players, something the Mets do often.» —“Pedro is a big mistake” by Shaun Powell Newsday (N.Y.) Nov. 30...

mother-sister syndrome

mother-sister syndrome  n.— «General Miller’s observation matches common wisdom among experienced intelligence officers that women may be effective as interrogators when seen by their subjects as mothers or sisters. Sexual taunting does...

keyless

keyless  adj.— «Activists here began organizing a City Hall summit to confront what they saw as the swelling population of street people, those living in shelters, and keyless men and women crashing on friends’ couches.» —“Summit In...

Winter Texan

Winter Texan  n.— «The Rio Grande Valley has become an emerging destination, where seasonal visitors are referred to as “Winter Texans,” instead of snowbirds.» —“Hurricanes delay, but won’t dissuade visitors’ winter...

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