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Da Vinci Riddle

In Leonardo da Vinci, biographer Walter Isaacson notes that da Vinci was fond of riddles, including this one: Winged creatures will support people with their feathers. This is part of a complete episode.

dirt-baller

dirt-baller  n.— «Still, long gone is the time when anyone could suggest that Nadal was a clay-court specialist, what some Americans call “a dirt-baller.”» —“Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer win in Monaco” by Mark...

full-shuck

full-shuck  n.— «“He was feeling good; you could tell there was a little bit of energy,” said Martin’s second Marc Kennedy with a broad smile, moments after Alberta’s 7-4 Brier-opening win over New Brunswick’s Russ Howard Saturday at the...

Obama

Obama  n.— «America’s 2008 presidential election loomed large over Ghana’s poll. Supporters of the two main parties talked of their dreams for an “Obama”—here meaning a first-round win—and analysts hoped that the loser would...

45

45  v.— «The Wildcats’ confidence has been growing every week. It started with a win over Fox, the No. 2 ranked team in Class B, when Thackerville 45’ed them (a term for the 45-point mercy rule used in 8-man football).» —“Wildcats...

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