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Carter’s Lost Note to the Tooth Fairy

After our conversation about long-forgotten items left in books, a volunteer at the Norman Williams Public Library in Woodstock, Vermont, writes to say that he found an old letter to the Tooth Fairy tucked inside a donated book. The letter is from...

shave rule

shave rule  n.— «Add the fact that curveballs aren’t allowed, with a few exceptions for more developed pitchers, who fit what is called the shave rule, meaning that a youngster is generally physically developed enough to safely throw...

meaniac

meaniac  n.— «Learned a new word today. “Meaniac.” Prominent meaniacs include George W. Bush, Dick Cheney, Elmer Fudd, Wily Coyote, Chris Matthews, Lord Voldemort, Pat Buchanon, Darth Vader, Genghis Khan, Mrs Williams (my 5th...

horse collar

horse collar  n.— «A few years back the NFL initiated the “Roy Williams Rule,” banning the tackling of a player by grabbing the inside of the shoulder pads, or jersey from behind. This practice is affectionately known as the...

smoker

smoker  n.— «I went to the golden gloves, and within six months of first starting out I won the whole golden gloves. I never fought any smokers, as they call them. Just straight from the gym to the Golden Gloves.» —“Seeking the Truth:...

segue bar

segue bar  n.— «At Morandi, where the chef, Jody Williams, presides over a menu laced with plenty of smaller dishes mixed with showy platters of branzino or steak for two, the computer system has been redesigned to include something called...