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diddle

diddle  n.— «The diddle shall be as follows—ADO Rules: All matches will begin with the flip of a coin. The coin toss determines who has the option to diddle first. The winner of the coin toss may elect to throw the diddle first or have the...

dead-set moral

dead-set moral  n.— «One Victoria Derby day he had $200,000 on a dead-set moral (racing parlance for a certain winner) in the first race at $1.90 and it got beaten.» —“Tall tales and true” Australian (Sydney) Dec...

headsy

headsy  adj.— «First baseman John Wathan charged in to take control and flipped to the now-recovered Royals right-hander, but Griffin had already made his successful lunge for the base. “Headsy play,” said Stieb, the ace right...

australus

australus  n.— «The competition to create a “sugar-coated” name to inspire people to eat kangaroo meat has a winner -“australus.”…Finalists included “kangarly,” “maroo,”...

soft-seat place

soft-seat place  n.— «A lot of really good mid-line acts that would ordinarily play a soft-seat place such as Massey Hall were just slaughtered this year—Joan Armatrading, Todd Rundgren and Robert Palmer. All of them deserved better and...

open up daylight

open up daylight  v. phr.— «He quickly opened up daylight on the field, and coasted home by four lengths.» —“Mat Hanover winner in 2:03 2/5 at Mohawk in first betting outing” by Beverley Smith Globe and...

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