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Skylab

Skylab  n.— «Skylab Motorbike that can seat 6 persons. One person in front of the driver, 2 behind him and two on either side of the horizontal slab of wood tied to its rear like an outrigger.» —“Workshop Programme” by S...

dining sleeve

dining sleeve  n.— «I also like the idea of not using paper napkins, which happen to be made from virgin wood and represent the height of wastefulness. I have designed a clothing line that has what’s called a “dining sleeve.”...

baleboard

baleboard  n.— «A New Hamburg company, Think Plastics, is leading the way in turning used bale wrap and other plastics such as greenhouse covering into high-quality, durable lumber that can be used for such things as fencing, decks and...

wood

wood  n.— «Rudy took Judy out for a stroll up Second Avenue, permitting the newspaper photographers to snap pictures all along the way. They were on the cover—the “wood,” in the argot—of the tabloids the next day, as Giuliani...

dead man

dead man  n.— «Another event at the camp out was the technique for setting up a tent. Instead of conventional stakes for sticking the tent down, in snow another method called a “dead man” is used. The method requires several...

blue canoe

blue canoe  n.— «Tired of squatting over slit trenches, Chief Warrant Officer 3 Kevin Powell scavenged for wood and built a first-class “blue canoe,” complete with a padded toilet seat and magazine rack.» —“Troops in Iraq find comfort...