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night trick

night trick  n.— «Sandra Gill works the “night trick,” a term used to describe the night shift, as a yardmaster at the North White Plains yard of the Metro-North Railroad. She took the job with the thought that working overnight would...

double-digging

double-digging  n.— «The two have employed a practice called “double-digging,” which involves digging up the top foot of soil, tilling the bottom part of the soil underneath and then replacing and tilling the top foot.» —“Yard...

yard

yard  n.— «In broker speak, a bank might ask for a “yard”—one billion in a designated currency.» —“To hide desperation for cash, banks may be falsifying interest rate reports” by Carrick Mollenkamp Wall...

lawnmower beer

lawnmower beer  n.— «Summer may be the best time to eschew the exotic and just go for a simple “lawnmower beer”—something to chug after a sweaty session of yard work (Delaware’s Dogfish Head Craft Brewery makes a draft-only...

glam raider

glam raider  n.— «Designer handbags have been stolen to order in a recent series of smash-and-grab store raids in the capital.…Scotland Yard has set up a special detective squad to target the gangs, but it appears the “glam...

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