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grooming call

grooming call  n.— «“Grooming calls”—those calls made just to say hi, to let someone know you’re thinking of them—can release healthy endorphins. The report calls the mobile “an antidote to urban alienation...

trashcanistan

trashcanistan  n.— «The story from 1992 was unprecedented strife in the an obscure republic in Central Asia, “Trashcanistan.”» —“Re: Laser Tattoo=NPR Hoax? Gotta be…“ by Andrew Steinberg Usenet: alt...

booth capturing

booth capturing  n.— «Police said that the deaths and injuries occurred during clashes between rival parties, police gunfire to break up disturbances and incidents of “booth capturing,” a uniquely South Asian election...

brownfield

brownfield  n.— «Known as brownfields, these areas are defined by the USEPA as “abandoned, idled, or under-used industrial and commercial facilities where expansion or redevelopment is complicated by real or perceived environmental...

spinner

spinner  n.— «It’s Dub, a niche car magazine with a tiny paid circulation that has nevertheless become the bible of the urban automotive subculture devoted to 20-inch-plus spinners—the outrageously flashy oversize wheels that pop up in...

SPUI

SPUI  n.— «To increase capacity and avoid such problems, engineers have created a variation on the diamond design known as a single-point urban interchange, or SPUI (pronounced spew-ee).» —“Planners say SPUI on...