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old settler

old settler  n.— «Opening tonight in Warner Robins is “The Old Settler,” a love story set in Harlem in the 1940s. “Old Settler” is said to be a pejorative term for an aging unmarried woman.» —“Midstate’s...

ten-mile cloth

ten-mile cloth  n.— «Blaze orange, also known as hunter orange, safety orange, fluorescent orange or 10-mile cloth, is readily available in a variety of clothing, caps and hats, through sporting goods and hunting supply stores, as well as...

earn or burn

earn or burn  v. phr.— «Most airlines let you “earn or burn” miles in a variety of ways, such as using a credit card linked to the account or spending money or miles with one of the airline’s retail, restaurant, travel or...

tuitioning in

tuitioning in  n.— «Parents cite a variety of factors—from academic to social to geographic—as reasons they pay for their children to attend public schools outside their home districts. The practice, known as “tuitioning in,”...

fake-a-bake

fake-a-bake  n.— «Myth: Sunless tanning, also known as fake-a-bake, is risk-free. Reality: It is true that using any of a variety of lotions, sprays, gels, creams and powders from the multi-million-dollar sunless-tanning industry can...

battery pack

battery pack  n.— «Brannon was described by a local gang investigator as a “battery pack” within his gang set, a term used to describe a member who is always on the streets, willing to do anything for the gang. The investigator...