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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...

pamper pole

pamper pole n. a tall shaft of wood or metal up which a person climbs and then stands in order to grab a trapeze and then swing away. Editorial Note: Often used as a confidence-building exercise. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

xylothism

xylothism  n.— «Xylothism is a disease and psychological disorder derived from the Greek words “xylon” for wood and “othism” for pushing. A xylothist is a derogatory description of a chess player gone wrong.» —“Pestaño: The exquisite...

rark up

rark up  v. phr.— «They were supposed to come galloping out of a wood shed (on a long rope) and bark viciously at the approaching gang of people. I was in the woodshed rarking them up, but they run out half-barking, decide there wasn’t any...

fireline cord

fireline cord  n.— «Martie Schramm, a spokesman for the firefighting effort, said the explosive teams lay what’s called a fireline cord along areas where a 1999 storm left piles of dead wood. The cord blasts the wood into tiny shards and...

cribbing

cribbing  n.— «A stable vice is an undesirable behavior demonstrated by horses that are stall bound but also in pastures or small paddocks. The most common stable vice is probably “wind sucking,” commonly known as...