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nanobialy

nanobialy  n.— «Ultra-miniature bialy-shaped particles—called nanobialys because they resemble tiny versions of the flat, onion-topped rolls popular in New York City—could soon be carrying medicinal compounds through patients’...

thrashing

thrashing  n.— Note: Perhaps related to the British noun “thrash,” which means “a party.” «Evidence gathered from the social networking site led proctors at the university to collect five times as much money this...

Immersed vs. Submerged

A Michigan woman working a study-abroad program at a large university is bemused by the many applicants who write that they want to study overseas so they can be “submerged in the culture.” She thinks there’s a difference between...

guess question paper

guess question paper  n.— «If you have the money, you can walk into the exam hall with the answersheet, filled and how. The modus operandi is simple—students get hold of the question paper for the next day’s exam, called in campus parlance...

traying

traying  n.— «Some students, however, decide to head straight to Observatory Hill, adjacent to Elizabeth Waters Residence Hall, for sledding after the heavy snowfall. Thrifty individuals without sleds often use cafeteria trays to slide...

crunch

crunch  n.— «There are 28 buses currently owned by Go West Transit. “There’s not that much of a difference in how many buses we run per season,” Kiah said. “However, in a week in which we get a figure like what we did in...