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yo-yoing

yo-yoing  n.— «In the wake of a controversy that engulfed the Derby this fall, two respected Island organizations have asked the Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries (DMF) to ban a fishing method known as yo-yoing…a fishing...

Ig Nobel Prizes

A electronic teenager repellent? An alarm clock that runs away from you to make you’ll wake up? Yep, it’s the Ig Nobel Prizes, those awards for academic research that first makes you laugh and then makes you think. Martha and Grant honor...

semi-somnia

semi-somnia  n.— «British experts have coined the phrase “semi-somnia” to describe people who take more than half an hour to fall asleep, who wake frequently in the night or who wake too early in the morning.» —“Nation of...

touch-and-go

touch-and-go  n.— «Just as he took off a Hercules then reported ready, so we continued to orbit as he carried out his checks and took off. We then needed to allow a few minutes to allow the wake turbulence to subside before we continued...

bio-box

bio-box  n.— «He helped haul out bio-boxes in the wake of suicides and murders.» —“‘Aftermath’ is not for the fainthearted” by Terri Schlichenmeyer Eagle-Tribune (North Andover, Massachusetts) June 10, 2007...

two-a-day

two-a-day  n.— «I agree with most of what you say above, except I do think the 6:30 am practices are a good idea. It is time to send a wake up call to the team, and if that means two a days, so be it. I see it as the coaching staff saying...