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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...

malus

malus  n.—Gloss: A penalty for poor performance, the opposite of a bonus. «A report by Frankfurt-based Center for Financial Studies has coined a new word—malus. Malus is Latin for “bad” while bonus means “good.” It...

vulture

vulture  v.— «In 1959, baseball was knocked flat when Pirates reliever Elroy Face posted an 18-1 won-loss record, still perhaps the most impressive ever. But Holtzman was skeptical. He knew that many of those wins were, in today’s...