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headache bar

headache bar  n.— «Our tools were round-pointed shovels of the common variety and a 6-foot steel pry bar that weights about 20 pounds.…One swings the steel bard (my Dad taught me to call it a “headache bar”) on a vertical...

shotgun

shotgun v. to try a variety of methods; to make repeated attempts; to take an indiscriminate approach; to be scattershot. Editorial Note: Besides the obvious “to kill or shoot with a shotgun,” a more common meaning of to shotgun is...

hat-raacked

hat-raacked  v.— «The pineapple variety was the “most precocious,” they said. After sustaining server cold damage in 1962, the trees were “hat-racked” by pruning in 1963.» —“Global Citrus Session Examines...

bunny chow

bunny chow  n.— «A bunny chow is simply a filling meal, where you cut bread into two halves. You then scoop out the soft part of the bread, you fill the space created with a variety of curries, and put back the soft part on top of the...

renditta

renditta  n.— «Thanks to a variety of factors like better yarn lustre and lower renditta count (the term for the quantity of cocoon required to produce one kg of silk yarn), cross-breeds have gained in popularity with silkworm rearers in...

Katrina crud

Katrina crud  n.— «Harold “Buz” Olsen, the city’s community and economic development director, said between 40 and 80 patients a day visit the clinic for a variety of injuries and illnesses, including the nagging respiratory...