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Biltmore stick

Biltmore stick  n.— «He wore a backpack with a G.P.S. receiver and carried, in one hand, a data collection unit resembling a portable credit card machine, and in the other, a strip of wood known as a Biltmore stick.…The Biltmore...

pillowing

pillowing  n.— «Whitley also creates contemporary pieces of furniture. Among them, the Throne Chair, 1977, is hand worked from rare woods, including American Curly Maple, Ebony, Dogwood, Birdseye Maple and Black Walnut. Whitley employed a...

swede

swede  v.— «You too can be sweded!…Where the movie concerns two bumbling friends (Jack Black and Mos Def) remaking a host of Hollywood movies after accidentally erasing the entire contents of their video shop, the website takes the...

kit-bashing

kit-bashing  n.— «The term for buying a kit and replacing its materials is “kit-bashing.” Kerr said Dellaquila isn’t the only kit-basher in the society; that is, members who order a kit and then throw away much of the materials...

marriage broom

marriage broom  n.— «Lasko bought a few of her mother’s brooms (she stresses the artisanal nature of these objects; Curt decides not to use one to shoo Enzo off his leg) and spent time with broom maker Marlow Gates at his Leicester, North...

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...