vomit comet
 n.— «A San Juan travel agent indelicately calls it the “vomit comet”—an allusion, I imagine, to the great number of babes in arms or inexperienced travelers aboard the planes. It was therefore with some misgiving that I booked a seat on the midnight economy flight from New York to San Juan.» —“All Aboard for the ‘Cattle Car’ ” by Victor Perera New York Times Jan. 24, 1971. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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