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  • ? add to deliverance: means of delivering someone or something: "A low murmur of pity went round the throng, and the women wept aloud, as this form, almost without form, was moved very slowly from its iron deliverance, and laid upon the bed of straw. "
  • pupilometer, detects early diabetes complications
  • not hear the end/last of sth - to be told repeatedly abt something
    • ""The world," writes one who knew Mr. Lincoln well, "will never hear the last of the 'little stories' with which the President garnished or illustrated his conversation and his early stump-speeches. "
    • Am I never to hear the last of this?
  • take leave of
  • Manhattan plot
  • white bismuth, bismuth white, do.
  • hair trunk - "Hard times"
  • They expected every moment to hear Merrylegs give tongue - подать голос
  • O_o "Framed and glazed upon the wall behind the dingy little bar, was another Pegasus—a theatrical one—with real gauze let in for his wings, golden stars stuck on.."
  • ?? throw a scare into somebody - "I imagine we are really throwing a scare into Russia."
  • ? two-for-one twister: "Such yarns are designated as doubled yarn, folded yarn or plied yarn and the machines intended for the purpose are called doublers, ply-twisters or two-for-one (TFO) twisters."
  • w:Spinneret (polymers) - add to spinneret
  • first intention, second intention - types of wound healing; exist at Merriam Webster
  • ?? slanket - a sleeved blanket
  • to cheese-wire, cheesewire: "Long scleral suture bites are recommended to reduce the risk of the sutures cheese-wiring out of the sclera when the sutures are tied." (Strabismus surgery)
    • To pass through tissue in the way the wire of a cheese-slicer passes through cheese.
    • but: "The use of cheese-wire suture in trabeculectomy appears to be safe and may provide an alternative strategy in the management of bleb failure."
  • add to 'bite'? :". Most corneal surgeons prefer deep partial-thickness corneal suture bites over full-thickness bites. "
  • ?sheet flow - thin flow of water
  • mesocircuit, from Blue Brain Project
  • ? two bites at the cherry - to have a second chance
  • ?? bill is "to come due" - only for a financial instrument? or for a set of amendments too? or is the latter a wordplay?
  • ? under hand - of a legal instrument, to be in the written form and with the requisite signatures ('executed under hand') but without a seal. See w:Seal (contract law)
  • ? at a minimum, at the minimum - oxford
  • ? add to hang - euthemism for 'damn': SE discussion
  • + adj: value-added; high\low value-added
  • add to headworks - preparatory efforts on site where construction is planned. mention at StackExchange
  • hydel = hydroelectric
  • quote for "empty fob": with no keys attached?
  • second growth: The Far Field
  • +sense: leech - to treat, as a patient; to cure: leech us of our ill
  • to salvo, verbe, to salute
  • ? four square per ell stackexchange
  • ? pin pusher, a tool
  • ?? every jot and title
  • tuft hunting, tuft hunter: " the story of Horatio Sparkins, which tells how a tuft-hunting family entertained a rhetorical youth thinking he was a lord, and found he was a draper's assistant. "
  • shot silk: "His soul was like a shot silk of black and crimson, a shot silk of misery and joy."
  • Cost, Insurance and Freight
  • dermatomal pain in IBS
  • ? to over-gratulate a thrush of June: in gratulate?
  • ? to take thought (slightly archaic) - see Jesus saying of "not taking thought for tomorrow". In Chesterton: " No man by taking thought can add one cubit to his stature; but a man may add many cubits to his stature by not taking thought. " (not reflecting too much before committing a noble deed)
  •  ?price relative (economic statistics) - see Oxford Dic
  • shop rag - as in a bicycle repair 'shop', a rag to clean lube, greaze, dirt etc. off parts
  • ? to boot up - non idiomatic? - "Together these two immense sources of carbon could boot global temperatures up by 5-10 degrees if they melt as a result of man-made warming of the Arctic and shallow seas around the continents."
  • starting blocks - in sport (running etc).
    •  ? idiom: "to be barely out of the starting blocks" (compared with...)
  • mitokines -- molecules generated by distressed mitochondria
  • ?? job shadowing
  • ? take it further, take it further with smb.
  • kindling effect, kindling - hyperreaction to repeated challenge with cocain; or, adversely, increase in withdrawal sympto
  • ?two-bill "and handles for rakes, and hoes, and two-bills, of the larger and straighter stuff."
  • shearing knife, used to shape a tree, especially a Xmas tree
  • branch plant, branch factory (Canadian)
  • Glover tower - used in the Chamber process that yields sulfuric acid
  • like a hen on a hot griddle
  • griddle-cake - Uncle Tom's cabin
  • cider press - "or by a cider press, with patient look / thou watchest the last oozings hours by hours"
  • ?dremel - "I need to dremel out the cable bosses on my bycicle frame"
  • torsadogenic - see torsades de pointes
  • point of use
  • retro-direct, a kind of gearing mechanism
  • jockey pulley - in bicycles; a subset of idler pulley
  • to disappear on someone \\"he wanted love and family. that didn't disappear on him"
  • quoz - something queer or absurd
  • ? Then I am afraid to encounter the proing and conning of any thing interesting to me in England. (Keats)
  • ? to drop the mic - A phrase describing the action performed after getting the better of someone.
    • Q: "If I were reading that aloud to you, I would conclude by looking up and raising an eyebrow slightly, which is the scholarly equivalent of dropping the mic. "
  • ? to come down on someone's side
  • in rude health
  • "to come across for": You cannot persuade her with gun or lariat / To come across for the proletariat.
  • ?? 'near-run' -- "AFTER THE BATTLE of Waterloo, the Duke of Wellington remarked on how his victory was a “near run thing” that could easily have gone the other way."
  • posteen - Afghanistan, Steve Tanner
  • winding-sheet - Hohenlinden
  • ?? 'let me alone for that!' (dict) - from "Afghanistan", direct speech, XIX cent
  • ?? to serve notice
  • protoma - head of an animal as an architectural element
  • fluoroplastic - PTFE for ex.
  •  ?? to force-multiply
    • "Luck helped him, diplomatic ineptitude force-multiplied his deed, and by the age of 23 this farmboy whose name would be remembered was dead of tuberculosis in a Habsburg military prison." (NY Times)
  • London to a brick \ It's London to a brick \ It is London to a brick
    • "Even with advancing technology and ever more sophisticated extraction methods though, it is London to a brick that the price of crude oil will rise sharply in the longer term."
  • ?? get one's retaliation in first = act preemptively with a punishing action; preemptive retaliation
  • ? off-script, go off-script
    • Cracks are starting to open up at RT itself, if only among the American staff, with anchor Abby Martin (pictured) going off-script to criticise Russian interference in Ukraine, and fellow anchor Liz Wahl quitting. (The Economist)
  • 'patched in' ? ""I'm now patched in as well. Sorry for the delay," he tweeted, with an image of him holding a tub of hand wipes to his ear."
  • handline, hand line (firefighting) "Hand Line: A fireline built with hand tools."
  • to blame: mention the construction "to blame something ON someone"
  • keep someone in shoe leather - at SE
  • Use of 'backhand' and 'forehand' in mil. tactics description
    • One historian wrote that the Third Battle of Kharkov[4] was "the last great victory of German arms in the eastern front." [97] Experts on a documentary series even argued that German victory in the battle had delayed the advance of the Red Army into Germany by at least six months.[98] Following the German success at Kharkov, Hitler was presented with two options. The first, known as the "backhand method" was to wait for the inevitable renewal of the Soviet offensive and conduct another operation similar to that of Kharkov—allowing the Red Army to take ground, extend itself and then counterattack and surround it. The second, or the "forehand method", encompassed a major German offensive by Army Groups South and Center against the protruding Kursk salient. Typically, Hitler chose the "forehand method", which led to the Battle of Kursk.[99]
  • componence: The composition of a language unit, a list of its composing elements without regard to their actual places in the unit.
    • In English, it is useful to recognise four structural units which can be arranged in a relationship of componence on what is called a rank-scale.
    • def
  • ?crow-flight mile - from Shelby Foote's book - related to as the crow flies
    • "Above the dam, the reservoir swallows up fifty crow-flight miles of river and its bottomland. "
  • ?? pragmatic particle - Hmm, I see.
  • ?? performative verb - i beg your pardon.
  • ?? agentive verb
  • lexical verb - see wikipedia
  • ? duckhouse - A place to hide things that one doesn't want anyone else to find.?
  • matrix clause has you, Neo
  • the worm turns - cambridge dictionary
  • the tooter the sweeter = the sooner the better (see toot sweet)
  • AM Dram, am-dram, amateur dramatics: "She very swiftly decided that it was a bad idea - as she made clear in a delightfully intemperate blogpost titled "7 reasons why the Year of Code is just AM Dram." "
  • ADD: grassroots - business-sense of "basic"?
    • Quote: "Foster Wheeler awarded PMC contract for grassroots refinery in Turkey"
  • false-flag (operation, terroristic action etc.)
  • "suasive verb" (takes a that-clause with a putative should or with a mandative subjunctive)
  • pitch-perfect, pitch perfect
    • Her rendition is pitch perfect for a film that doffs a hat to 70s and 80s cinema.
  • to doff one's hat to smb. or smth, to doff one's cap to smb. or smth. = to show respect
    • Nature is so true to herself, that she never _doffs her cap_ to artificial greatness, the head may sometimes bend, but the heart always holds its place. (David Paul Brown - 1856)
  • "to fall into (this) camp", related "to fall into two camps"
    • "But he seems to fall into this camp that says if you’ve got over 50 years of reserves in the ground, at current supply rates, how could there possibly be a problem?"
  • homaloid - "fill the void / with one finite, unbounded homaloid"
  • ??must needs, needs must - archaism; Britannia needs no Cafes: / If Coffee needs must be, / Its place should be the Coffee-house / Where Johnson growled for Tea; stack exchange
  • follow one's nose - "Browning is the Englishman taking himself wilfully, following his nose like a bull-dog, going by his own likes and dislikes."
  • a great many - "He really did hold a great many of the same views as Queen Victoria, though he was gifted with a more fortunate literary style."
  • ? + 'come in' (to?) "We feel that it _is_ a disgrace to a man like Newman when he confesses that for some time he felt as if he couldn't come in to the Catholic Church, because of that dreadful Mr. Daniel O'Connell, who had the vulgarity to fight for his own country. "
  • ?? agentive verb
  • pro-predicate, pro-predication, Quirk 3.38 "DO as main verb" - "I haven't done it yet."
  •  ? to have recourse to .. - "Now, in truth, in order to systematically study any language, you need to have recourse to four or five different methods or approaches, and certainly not all of those that exist are either inherently good or suited for all types of learners."
  • ??spit cotton - a dry mouth idiom? "When they reached the field of battle, spitting cotton and stumbling with fatigue.." (Shelby Foote)
  • put to sea 'Night after night, my love, I put to sea.'
  • superordinate clause - includes another clause; linguistics
  • VTB, vacuum tower bottoms, or resid - petrochem.
  • heavy ends - petrochemistry
  • take away the punch bowl - financial idiom
  • ?? (medicine) static and dynamic standing balance
  • ?infantry square - "for all the odds agin' you, Fuzzy-Wuz, you broke the square."
    • -> ? "break no square"? -- = To do no harm, to make no difference.
  • ?? to stick it to someone - "David Lowery, lead singer for the bands Cracker and Camper Van Beethoven, tells the BBC that illegal sharing of music files is sticking it to the "hippy freak musician", while internet service providers and other big corporations still get their profits."
  • ?incorporeal hereditament
  • to louch = to slouch (dial.) In Hopkins' "Ribblesdale".
  • IBTL - "In Before The Lock", internet initialism
  • work like a Trojan
  • Cointreau - "У Кати в бокале сироп, и водка, и долька лайма, и куантро. "
  • ? (double?) saw-by, saw by - (railroad slang?) - a maneuver in which two trains manage to use a siding (loop) of insufficient length to get past each over
  • ? to "die on the law" (railroad slang?) - to be too late, breaking the schedule?
  • to partner up "X, Y partner up to build a plant"
  • ++ bling-bling in hip hop
  • cost-competitive
  • oxo alcohol - оксоспирт ? - нет, см. обсуждения в сети.
  • Rough Robin - flower (Rough-robin or five-lipped campion clear for a beauty-bow to his hat)
  •  ?? to play in octaves: "He put his cigar in his mouth, and, with his right hand, up in the treble keys, he began to play, in octaves, the melody of a song called "The Kinkajou," which, somewhat notably, had shifted into and ostensibly out of popularity before he was born."
  • whosis - ""I can't. I've tried," Franny said. "How was the script? Did it come? You said Whosis—Mr. LeSage or whatever his name is—was going to drop it off with the doorman before he—" (Zooey)
  • to cut someone off at the knees - "Businessmen sitting in bars, years later, looking like they still don’t know what hit them. Talking [to nobody] about how C.C. Capwell cut them off at the knees. "
  • tie silk " She sat up a bit and, with one hand, closed the lapels of her dressing gown. It was a tailored tie silk dressing gown, beige, with a pretty pattern ofminute pink tea roses."
  • ?? soap eraser? - "There were scars much nearer to eye level, too, from a rather awesome variety of airborne objects—beanbags, baseballs, marbles, skate keys, soap erasers, and even, on one well-marked occasion in the early nineteen-thirties, a flying headless porcelain doll."
  • bridge lamp : "a cherrywood writing table, and an assortment of floor lamps, table lamps, and "bridge" lamps that sprang up all over the congested inscape like sumac. "
  • strain at gnats and swallow camels
  • strain at a gnat
  • smart as a whip, whip smart - (Zooey): "She made a slight detour with it over to the wastebasket, saying, "I don't know what good it is to know so much and be smart as whips and all if it doesn't make you happy.""
  • Adhesion promoters, also referred to as anti-strips, are used to improve the bond between asphalt cements and the aggregates they are mixed with for road paving applications.
  • hash over - discuss : \\The pilgrim, a professor, a monk, and some sort of hermit all meet and hash over things.
  • bide a wee (Scottish) Stay a while \\ Salinger's Zooey: ""He's a very simple, very sweet little guy with a withered arm. Which, of course, makes him a natural for Franny, with that goddam Bide-a-Wee Home heart of hers.""
  • ?? second-time-over shave (Zooey)
  • ??Op-Doc: opinionated documentary (NY TIMES) "This animated Op-Doc explores the life of Nadezhda Popova, known as Nadia, who became a World War II hero as part of a Soviet all-female bombing regiment."
  • to get something past someone (Salinger) "Ahh, by George. You have to get up pretty early in the morning to get anything really classy past you, Bessie girl. You know what your heart is, Bessie? Would you like to know what your heart is? Your heart, Bessie, is an autumn garage."
  •  ? run out of puff - a Britishism ?
  • damn site, darned sight, damn sight : Salinger: "The fact is, if you want to know, I can't help thinking you'd make a damn site better-adjusted actor if Seymour and I hadn't thrown in the Upanishads and the Diamond Sutra and Eckhart and all our other old loves with the rest of your recommended home reading when you were small. "
    • a chiefly dialect : a great number or quantity \ b : a good deal : lot <a far sight better> <not by a damn sight>
  • brass hat - On the other hand, your beautiful Greek will do you almost no good at all on any good-size campus unless you have a Ph.D., living as we do in a brass-hat, brass-mortarboard world.
  • by the peck - вдоволь, навалом - Salinger: "One, I was a proper snob in college, as only an old Wise Child alumnus and future lifetime English-major can be, and I didn't want any degrees if all the ill-read literates and radio announcers and pedagogical dummies I knew had them by the peck."
    • A mole on the neck You shall have money by the peck.
  • by the hour - once each hour - or - for hours on end (Salinger, Zooey) : " When I'm in town, I invariably sit talking by the hour with my old friend Yama, the God of Death, and a private phone's a must for our little chats."
  • from here on in, from here on out - "We will, however, leave this Buddy Glass in the third person from here on in. " (Salinger, Zooey)
  • sole bar (freight railcar) = side frame
  • crossing-tender, crossing tender A railroad guard who warns motorists and pedestrians of approaching trains. ( I remember the crossing-tender's geranium border That blossomed in soot; a black cat licking its paw)
  • situations vacant - jobs section in a newspaper
  • land of cakes = Scotland //So up and at them, Land of Cakes, / We'll vindicate Monboddo
  • make-and-break "Charles Bourseul publishes a description of a make-and-break telephone transmitter"
  • dule tree, dool tree - "Hence a whole chapter of sights and customs striking to the mind, from the pyramids of Egypt to the gibbets and dule trees of mediaeval Europe."
  • olive yard, oliveyard, olive-yard (And then, there is no end to the infinite variety of the olive-yards themselves.)
  • ? (archaic?) shot in the locker = penny in the pocker (It is surely beyond a doubt that people should be a good deal idle in youth. For though here and there a Lord Macaulay may escape from school honours with all his wits about him, most boys pay so dear for their medals that they never afterwards have a shot in their locker, and begin the world bankrupt.)
  • ??? (new coinage) googlecred - "this phrase has so much more googlecred than the previous" (is met oftener)
  • over the score = excessive ("You need repent none of your youthful vagaries. They may have been over the score on one side, just as those of age are probably over the score on the other.") (I wouldn't say my best mate, I mean, sometimes the boy goes over the score, like one time when we – me and him – were having a laugh and all of a sudden he's fucking gubbed me in the face}
  • lughead
  • ??equinoctial gales : "And there is another side to this, for the parent begins with an imperfect notion of the child's character, formed in early years or during the equinoctial gales of youth; to this he adheres, noting only the facts which suit with his preconception; and wherever a person fancies himself unjustly judged, he at once and finally gives up the effort to speak truth. "
  • ??such an one - old spelling for such a one
  • brandy pawnee, brandy-pawnee brandy & water "At last Love wakes and looks about him; finds his hero sunk into a stout old brute, intent on brandy pawnee; finds his heroine divested of her angel brightness; and in the flash of that first disenchantment, flees for ever."
  • by-day: I think it improbable that I shall ever write like Shakespeare, conduct an army like Hannibal, or distinguish myself like Marcus Aurelius in the paths of virtue; and yet I have my by-days, hope prompting, when I am very ready to believe that I shall combine all these various excellences in my own person, and go marching down to posterity with divine honours.
  • law stationer: You may write as beautiful a hand as you will, you have always something else to think of, and cannot pause to notice your loops and flourishes; they are beside the mark, and the first law stationer could put you to the blush.
  • ??white-eyed (19 cent?)
    • "I see women marrying indiscriminately with staring burgesses and ferret-faced, white-eyed boys, and men dwell in contentment with noisy scullions, or taking into their lives acidulous vestals."
    • "white-eyed wonder"?
  • ? to rest up //"Well, lying abed resting up, two days and nights, I have thought over all these talks, and passed them carefully in review." (M.Twain)
  • trackpan - for ground protection when loading hazardous stuff into tank cars [1]
    • containment pan?
  • ?haulable
  • ?time in type (aviation) - amount of time spent by a pilot flying the same type of aircraft
  • to stand "at shoulder-arms" (mil.)
  • self-approbation = self approval ("training one's self-approbation to elevate its ideals.")
  • ? a makin's cigarette? what's that? (Days of Heaven 1978)
    • "The Makin's of the U.S.A." - tobacco for self-made cigarettes? махорочка (0:
  • black-ash, black ash in soda ash production, Leblanc process
  • conjunction-reduction - grammar rule
  • slip someone a mickey, slip a mickey - to drug someone by putting strong medication in one's drink (Short Cuts 1993) - from Mickey Finn
  • +sense to dispersion, from "water-based polymer dispersion"
  • bunco artist
  • ? play it as it lays
  • ?take-home message, take home message
  • ?suit of dittos "His modern successor, fairly fluent in English, and dressed in a serviceable suit of dittos, might almost be a European, save for a certain obliqueness of the eyes and scantiness of beard. "
  • to fall or crash down around or about one's ears - "Well, an hour has been long enough to bring my life down about my ears."
  • go to the bad "Cicely Fanshawe went on the stage and made a name for herself, and sang her husband back to her feet and left him to grovel there until he literally went to the bad for the love of a woman he had neglected shamefully when he had her. "
  • getting up there - aging idiom (Magnolia 1999)
  • to cost out - multiple meanings? // [2]
  •  ? (slang, speech) ain't nothing but a thing = nothing to worry about //Born4july 1989
  •  ? boo-coo: a bastardized French word, derived from beaucoup, meaning "much" or "many." (Born on 4 July, 1989)
  •  ?? to throw something into high relief -
  • multibusiness - 3M is a multibusiness corporation
  • add sense of "prison, guard room" to boob (from booby hatch, see) - // Rabbit Proof Fence, AU movie
  • semimanufactures - полуфабрикаты
  • pound the beat, pound a beat (police slang)
  • I'll thank you to do smth. - to request in an annoyed tone: "I'll thank you to vacate my chair"
    • "I'll thank you to unhand my fiancee" (The Searchers)
  •  ? gaunted - lean
  • by jiminy! - see Jiminy Cricket
  • add sense to carryover (petrochemistry)
  • add sense to heeler from "Team roping"
  • "one to grow on", bday spank/candle -> an extra of something [3]
  • I wouldn't put it past sb (to do sth) = I won't be surprised if sb did sth
  • petroleum resin
  • freezing hole - замораживающая скважина
  • tub-cart - Mrs Miniver 1942
  • at the outside - "at most" : all will be over in 10 days at the outside
  • hock cart (17th cent.) The high cart, the last cart-load of harvest - "The Argument of His Book", Robert Herrick
  • pour point - oil refinery plants
  • geofoam - generic or genericized?
  • love lock, love padlock
  • evofit - "After speaking to the women, we have managed to complete an evofit of the offender. "
  • glymphatic system
  • hard hitter - NZ slang: bowler hat
  • on your tod = on your Tod Sloan = on your own. Cockney rhyming slang. From Vera Drake, 2004 movie
  • can't see for looking - idiom, "I cannot see because I've been looking too long". From "Vera Drake" 2004
  • top-off, n. From Vera Drake: "Here, Joyce. You'll have a little top-off wouldn't you?" (posing to pour the spirit into Joyce's glass).
  • you'll catch your death; catch one's death; catch one's death of cold - from cold draft? In "Vera Drake": "Ethel, come back inside. You'll catch your death."
  • rough spot - frequently idiomatic: Nadal needs to buff out (his) rough spots on the grass. Hence sometimes misleading for a non-native reader. Synonymous to rough patch?
  • Higginson's syringe, Higginson syringe - "Vera Drake"; unlike just a syringe, more like a rubber enema clyster.
  •  ? defence certificate - "Vera Drake".
  •  ? court calendar = docket? From "Vera Drake": "Her solicitude for others has led her to commit one of the most serious offenses in the calendar".
  •  ? 1979, "Jerk": "Hey, pop-top. Silverbird, I'm talking to you."
  •  ? 1979, "Jerk"" "Here's a triple dix. Keep the change". Dix = dixie = ten dollar note?
  • Johnson bar needs a proper translation into Russian (see Wikipedia): Рычаг тормоза с фиксатором положения? Рычаг тормоза с ручкой фиксатора? что-нибудь в этом духе
  •  ?+ little dickens, a term of endearment; "The Jerk": "He's a real little dickens"
  •  ?? "Pay to the order of", a quaint phrase used in financial transactions. See proz.com entry En-Ru
  • fladry = флажки?
  • the meeting will come to order, a standard phrase used by the presiding officer to call to order some deliberative assembly.
  •  ? gentleman of letters, gentleman-of-letters
  •  ? stick by your guns = stick to one's guns
  •  ? spending bread = spending dough ? from "Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou": "Does Larry have that kind of spending bread to invest?"
  • sit shiva, from Life Aquatic.
  •  ? from Life Aquatic - correspondence stock = stationery? Probably a set of luxurious writing paper with such elements as embossing, special tint, gilded surface, special texture; handcrafted paper etc.
  • echo box, echobox, echo-box
  •  ?+ a stop = doubling of exposure (photography); see w:film speed. From "Life Aquatic": "Tell him to push it a stop and a half" (addressing to a guy carrying rolls of film).
  • ?cubbie
  • ?sludge tanker
  • suckermaker, sucker maker
  • play a hunch, play one's hunch - from "Life Aquatic": "I think this whole place is deserted." -- "Shit! We played a bum hunch."
  • kick on - to turn something on in a determined manner, as by a flick of the switch? "Kick it on, bloke" - from "Boy A" (2007). To come to one's senses? To stop being reticent? To stop being silent and give an answer? To wake up from a (silent) reverie?
  • give a tumble = from "Boy A" -- "I'd give her a tumble or three": 1. Sex. intercourse. 2. A sign of recognition or acknowledgement, a response (googled that up)
  •  ?+trundle = to vomit something? (transitive) "You've decided not to trundle it? -- No, I thought I did." (talking about an extazy tablet) - "Boy A"; P.S.:probably not related to the pill but a spoken contraction of "to trundle out" (to open one's feelings, to propose\say despite inner resistance)
  • to get a go (transitive), to get a go at something
  • + "Resolved: Capitalism is immoral." - a typical opening phrase for the debates in USA. Why "resoloved"? Ascertain etymology. From "The Great Debaters", a nice movie. See Resolution at Wikipedia.
  • ? to cut over - срезать (угол) на автомобиле? To make a very sharp turn in a car, moving diagonally and passing over the curb and the sidewalk, instead of staying on the road; thus, "cutting" the top of the corner? To make a sharp sudden turn in a car in front of another moving road vehicle, thereby "cutting" its projected line of movement?
  • "There was a bank examiner," said Longley, "nosing around our place to-day, and he bucked a sight about that note of yours.
  • to queer the pitch
  • ? "split trombone" ? (O Henry)
  • keep early hours \ keep late hours
  • ? to beat the band (O Henry; Memoirs of a Yellow Dog)
  • plate work (dentistry) - O.Henry / The Green Door
  • specie payment -
  • sense of agency
  •  ? draying (O Henry - "Why, there was a single gentleman connected with the draying business. He left owing me a week. ")
  •  ? battle plan - idiomatic journalese: "In early 2011, with unemployment soaring and tax receipts declining, the tax agency put together a new battle plan."
  • operative word - ключевое слово
  •  ?? set sights on
  • pill-tile
  • special purpose vehicle, SPV (выпускает облигации и т.п.)
  • sunset review, w:Sunset provision - ?
  • stake rope - O Henry, The Missing Chord
  • the rule of two ? - do.
  • ways and means
  • laprobe o henry, christmas by injunction
  • to tally up with: ABC Radio: "our study tallies up with previous data on..."
  • Darby and Joan - content couple
  • There's a Hole in My Bucket - a proverb? see wikipedia
  • lawyer of record - news piece on police brutality
  • A woman, a dog, and a walnut tree, the more you beat them the better they be - "Red Badge of Courage", a movie
  • spherical cow - сферический конь в вакууме (For as whipp'd tops and bandied balls, \ The learned hold, are animals; \ So horses they affirm to be \ Mere engines made by geometry)
  • rattle away - "She stoops to conquer" - talk fast
  • first order of business, order of business - journalese? - see : first order of the day
  • tipping box - the Economist, terror in India
  • hard cap, soft cap, business cant
  • brown-shoe, brownshoe, a soldier
  • brown shoe army
  • truss up - the soldier was already trussed up (i.e. already a prisoner, POW)
  • tripe - + "tripod" (in "tripe and keister")
  • lowest terms - maths, fractions
  • bump along - from The Economist; economic journalese: "Britain is barely bumping along". An image of a potholed road?
  • to bump along the bottom - britishism - to move slowly (economy)
  • parsley bed - Victorian analogue to our "нашли в капусте"
  • pass belief, pass all belief, past belief
  • quarter pole - 1) a pole marking a 1/4 mile to the wire (horse racing) (The Killing, 1956) ; 2) 1/4 of the activity, usually of a sports season (in sport journalism)
  • to dish the dirt; dirt-dishing book (BBC Worldservice Radio)
  • basecoat - paints and coatings
  • clearcoat, clear coat
  • gin pit, gin-pit - Sons and Lovers
  • bi-out, be-out, do., "without"
  • to slur over: "Sometimes life takes hold of one, carries the body along, accomplishes one's history, and yet is not real, but leaves oneself as it were slurred over." (S&L ch 1)
  • "not stir a peg" - S&L: "Now I'm cleaned up for thee: tha's no 'casions ter stir a peg all day, but sit and read thy books."
  • rip along - tear along, move at a fast pace or act so
  • "haven other haeftes in hand" - see haft
  • put in -> put in for (smth) = to request; \\do a fork?
  • to be put about = быть расстроенным : She was much put about. She hunted round everywhere for it. (S&L)
  • Here's hoping that.. - does it merit inclusion?
  • elixir of vitriol
  • snipey - SL ch 2
  • sixpenny hops: slang for cheap village-hall dances - SL ch 2
  • + stoppages : The cashier finished counting off the money; the boy dragged the whole down the counter to Mr. Winterbottom, to whom the stoppages for rent and tools must be paid.
  • kick something into the long grass - BBC 4
  • on the club - SL ch 5
  • set at nought, to be set at nought - And Miriam also refused to be approached. She was afraid of being set at nought, as by her own brothers.
  • + to catch - to burn (of food) ? S&L7: "It wouldn't matter but for the boys," she said to him. "Only Miriam knows what a trouble they make if the potatoes are 'caught'."
  • loose money - SL ch 8 ; "change" ?
  • stop away - SL ch 9; stay \ keep away
  • men in uniform - люди в погонах
  • beer thirty >_< - glimpsed on the web; (0:
  • stretch hood pallet wrapping, Poliom plant,
  • do re mi, do-re-mi, slang for "money", Woody Guthrie
  • +? (use in what sense?) : "The notion of North Korea as a cockpit of Sino-American co-operation seems rather far-fetched. "
  • silica fume - and read about it a tad
  • smack up against (BBC worldservice) - in close proximity? "Catch 22": "The tent he lived in stood right smack up against the wall of the shallow, dullcolored forest separating his own squadron from Dunbar's. "
  • novatee - legalese; " the Distributor must re-execute this agreement with the assignee, transferee or novatee"
  •  ?? wean off
  • I'm all on board with that - я с этим согласен на все сто \\multitran
  • palletizer
  •  ? to zip over - "having got the information, I zipped over to the park" (ran) - ABC Radio
  •  ? + shake down - "our crew are shaking down nicely" -
    • "Even at this early stage, it is possible to offer some brief indication of how things are shaking down"
    • " think you will find that things are shaking down now, and are not so bad as they were when recruiting was going on"
    • "There are a very few pansies who have been grousing about the food, and there are two or three noisy people in our barrack-block, but the others are shaking down pretty well."
  •  ??? stand dolly - a slang for a girl working a simple reception job? (BBC) Maybe I've misheard.
  • La Reyne le veult - the Queen wishes it; parliamentary cant
  • transfer-for-value, transfer for value
  • waiting in the wings; in the wings
  • statutory extension (leases; statutes\laws\rules ect)
  • reenactment + add legal definition (reenactment of a law)
  • book closure - shareholdereese
  • CONSOB - Italy's market regulator
  • Glover tower - sulfuric acid production
  • sump product + sump + chemistry sense
  • franked dividend - antipodean financese
  • It won't wash!
  • dichhaptic - a rare word
  • assist-to-turnover ratio
  • even-keeled: even-keeled approach, even-keeled company; he is even-keeled about meeting the rival;
  • tire curing bladder curing bladder (tire and rubber industry, LANXESS) - a flexible membrane that forms the inside surface of a tire during the tire curing/vulcanizing process - вулканизационная диафрагма?
  • release agent tire and rubber industry - разделительный агент
  • prime cost
  • a game of chase - "the politicians have been involved in this game of chase.."
  • hold out + to hold out a possibility\promise\prospect: (quote) Mr Draghi also held out the possibility of reducing the deposit rate for banks to below zero
  • spoke-to-spoke, spoke to spoke (Economist) - тесные отношения?
  • to survey: add: "to question, quiz, interrogate": journalese, quote: "experts surveyed by the newspaper.."
  • so-manieth, a kewl calque actually used in a couple of texts
  • spring excursion - tech spec, elastomers
  • get off to a slow start -
  • incel - involuntary celibate
  • tonic sol-fa
  • hanky-panky +verb sense: “No hanky-pankyin’,” said the man affectionately to the beast. (SL ch 9)
  • (it) all but talks - разве что не говорит
  • Ikey Mo - a jew; slang
  • anyhow and nohow, anyhow or nohow - кое как, in a haphazard way,
    • One black silk dress was described by Lady Wolseley as being made 'anyhow and nohow'.
    • My father's collection, if that serious word may be applied to a hugger-mugger of books, had grown up anyhow and nohow, and in it the most revered stocks had mingled with the most frivolous.
    • “You don’t look very well, my lad.” \ “I dunno,” he said. “I feel anyhow or nohow, ma.”
  • bulling = bullying (Robert Frost, "The Code")
  • synthanol - a Russian coinage. Is it article-worthy? "natural and synthetic fatty alcohol ethoxilates"?
  • regulatory filing - financese
  • on a tear
  • in a tear, be in a tear: But if anyone else said so, my son, wouldn’t you be in a tear. You know you consider yourself equal to any gentleman. (SL ch 10)
  • "might as well be hung for a sheep as a lamb" - idiom
  • exclay - expanded clay aggregate; see Wiki
  • slump - uses in w:Concrete slump test
  • golly gosh, an exclamation
  • light ends Light ends are low-boiling-point hydrocarbons
  • co-catalyst
  • top-scale (? top-scale quality standards?)
  • subforum
  • + deuce, to drop deuce, sl. for sh@tting
  • inspirationalism Walter Goodman, writing for The New York Times, dismissed the ending as "a dose of instant inspirationalism," but concedes to Klimov's "unquestionable talent."
  • H - half-year in journalism. Should H1 and H2 be started, for first and the second halves respectively?
  • Cost and Freight - CFR
  • +verb sense: jenny : “Do you like jennying?” he asked. \ “What can a woman do!” she replied bitterly.
  • spot cargo -
  • study one's own interests = to pursue one's own interests?
  • in a trice - a redirect to trice may suffice
  • kmt = thousand metric tons
  • common fodder - journalistic; "привычное блюдо"
  • + reclaim: noun: tire reclaim, crumb from processed scrap tires
  • on the table = passing thru parliament (as of amendments, bills ect)
  • when one's ship comes in
  • to be on thorns : "“They was all on thorns to do it; they all paid their shares, all except the Queen of Sheba.”"
  • +grade - a class of things of the same stage or degree: "Borealis launches new polypropylene grade"
  • Maddock mixer - in single-screw extruders
  • gearmotor, geared motor - мотор-редуктор?
  • I trust him as far as I can throw him - a witty way of saying that you don't trust somebody a whit
  • +turnaround - maintenance (at a refinery; demands the temporary shutdown of a facility); turnaround maintenance
  • + tie-in - врезка (в трубопровод, в произв. цепь в цеху) ; pipeline connection (industry, factories, oil & gas transport); tie-in point = точка врезки
  • research: +? probative : heard "that sounds pretty.. probative"
  • down the hole’ services \\ explosives supply contract, Orica
  • Ostwald ripening - переконденсация \\ получение нанопорошков
  •  ? "clean chit" - seem widespread in India's English press
  • to give a clean chit = to exonerate, free of accusations (Indian English) = clean bill ? \\add to m.
  • +etym coving (?) "Cove molding or Coving — a concave-profile molding that is used at the junction of an interior wall and ceiling"
  • fag out: "Then he cycled all day long, till he was fagged out." Sons and Lovers ch. 12
  • +legalese sense : to collect judgment from the debtor
  • difficult needle to thread \\the Economist
  • white-glove treatment
  • articling student
  • potter off - charming combination; "And the old lady pottered off gleefully." (SL ch 12) "After work, I pottered off home and sat down with a book."
    • - to depart at one's ease or absent-mindedly, without haste or sense of urgency
      • "The bus pulled out ofits lair in the bowels of the city and pottered off, swinging and swaying." \\wow.
      • And with a brief wave of the hand, and a smile across her wrinkled, yet sunny face, Mrs Bettings pottered off in the direction of the few shops in their quiet village.
  • dip one's toe in the water
  • She gave us several pom-pom dahlias, as pretty as you like
  • all in the day's march, in the day's march
      • “You see,” he said, “she never knew the fearful importance of marriage. She thought it was all in the day’s march—it would have to come—and Dawes—well, a good many women would have given their souls to get him; so why not him? Then she developed into the femme incomprise, and treated him badly, I’ll bet my boots.”
  • tea things - Clara, however, dried the tea-things, and was glad to be on such good terms with his mother; but it was torture not to be able to follow him down the garden
  • cinder track --She walked very slowly down the cinder-track of the long garden.
  • He led the two women back to his own garden, where the towzled bushes of flowers of all colours stood raggedly along the path down to the field.
  • crozzly ..putting bits of bacon on his plate. “There’s a nice crozzly bit!” she said.
  • caressively - SL ch 12
  • everyone to his taste
  • push something to - to nearly close: "He went in his room, pushed the door to, without fastening the latch." - SL ch 12
  • la-di-da, lardy-dardy = foppish (“Oh, him in a bob-tailed evening suit, on the lardy-da!” sneered Dawes, jerking his head contemptuously at Paul.)
  • you don't say so - cry of disbelief; dated, 1900-30
    • "I should shay sho!" - a mocking reply or standalone saying referencing the above
  • term of venery
  • central determiner - a\the\this\that\ (in grammar)
  • year-end, noun sense
  • copular - related to copula \\ copular relation; copular verb \\ quirk's grammar '85
  • drill cuttings - see wikipedia
  • + makeup = replacement (industrial: i.e., cooling water in a refinery unit) : m

aterial added (as in a manufacturing process) to replace material that has been used up

  • bio-coke, biocoke \\титан, омск, органический углерод
  • extender oil = process oil = softening oil (rubber production)
  • dunga (australian slang) - "..Tim Clark (pictured) is clinging to his trusty old Nokia phone. He proudly held up the old dunga during a panel discussion of top execs .."
  • dunga-runga
  •  ? to cut through detail : "the example cuts through much of the fine detail presented elsewhere in the annual report"
  • listing particulars : Details a company is obliged to publish about itself together with any securities it issues before it obtains a listing on a recognised stock ...
  •  ? mem and arts - a shortening of Memorandum and Articles of Association
  •  ?? to have a lampshade on one's head
  • nil paid share - a share in the issued share capital not yet paid by the stakeholder
  •  ? to align behind - to bring one's stance in line with someone's
  • buy-side clients, sell-side firms
  • ..marking a 4% decline in sales from the year-ago quarter
  • the length and breadth of somewhere = throughout
  • yoy, YoY = y/y
  • straight-run gasoline - прямогонный бензин
  • + meaning: away - "dissolveth like a dream of night away" (city of dreadful night)
  • SCROG = screen of green, cannabis cultivation technique // reading abt. plant growth regulators like Energy M by RT Chem
  • Volkerian tightening of monetary policy ... - Volcker Rule?
  • parapenting - paragliding?
  • Ultra-high-molecular-weight polyethylene: UHMWPE
  • rubberless tire ? He stood sprayed by a Niagara of sound—the crash of the elevated trains, clanging cars, pounding of rubberless tires and the antiphony of the cab and truck-drivers indulging in scarifying repartee. - what is that exactly?
    • = to snatch someone bald-headed
  • to tackify - (industr. chem.) - to increase the tackiness (for example, of rubber)
  • + meaning: spin out (business) to create a separate business unit
  • +: prepreg layup \ lay-up // composite materials terminology
  • cliticize
  • esphora (linguistics) - forward reference within the same nominal group (see also cataphora, anaphora)

ALOC[edit]

  • A-lock (2011, Source Code) "I'm dizzy. Did I just A-lock?" -- maybe the proper form is A LOC - "almost loss of consciousness"
  • ALOC (misspelled as A-lock in the "Source Code"?) = "Acute Loss of Consciousness"

jackboard[edit]

  • jackboard, jack board, jack-board; used as a verb in Brokeback Mountain, 00:22:50 -- "He's kicking me to high heaven, but he don't jackboard me! No!". What is the meaning? A board that goes under the hoisting jack when lifting a car? A board used as a kind of a "jack" to put under the car's tires and let it roll out of the mud? A plank of wood or plywood used to support a car, for example, on beach? A plank of wood or plywood used to support a worker, providing a safer working condition (when repairing the roof \ working on boggy soil etc.)?

never sat for the picture[edit]

Idiom? "Now I'm perfectly convinced, indeed. I know his conversation among women to be modest and submissive: this forward canting ranting manner by no means describes him; and, I am confident, he never sat for the picture." (She Stoops To Conquer)

Dig quotes[edit]

In the Economist[edit]

  • Southern-fried
  • Headbanger

Proverbs, sayings[edit]

  • дурак учится на своих ошибках - "experience keeps a dear school, yet fools will learn in no other"
  • Pike's Peak or Bust! -> Place name, goal .. or bust! ; from a gold rush of 1859

To improve[edit]

  • ?orthogonalize: in neurosci: "For the last 15-20 years it has been thought that the dentate gyrus (DG), a major subfield of the hippocampus, serves to take small changes in incoming sensory information and orthogonalize them (i.e. make them more different)."
  • orthotics -> orthotic shoes "I had to wear orthotics all the time"
  • indwelling vs. implanted : there could be a dichotomy to these terms, the former used to refer to sensors placed in a natural body cavity (mouth, rectum) or one that is made to communicate with the outside, as in indwelling catheter, the latter, to refer to 'no-strings attached', fully autonomous implants.
  • slate : slate of products - is this combination in common use?
  • devolatilizer - facility used in butyl rubber production, probably (дегазация при пр-ве каучука?)
  • aromatics = a category of products in petrochemistry
  • site - eye dialect for sight (quote Salinger's Zooey, "darn site" )
  • going concern - idiomatic use (ref to non-business matters)
  • number
    • (preceded by a numeral; used in scientific/scholarly texts) Item. - No, thats a mistake by non natives
      • " An infinite straight conductor carries a current of 10 A and a coil has 10 number of turns, radius 10 cm and at a distance of 50 cms from the axis of a straight conductor."
  • persiennes - was an English term for a while (Stevenson's Virg. Puer.)
  • bolt-on - refine, expand
    • "Redman is our third bolt-on acquisition this year since the Polyplastic Group takeover in February and is a further commitment to growing the Radius brand."
  • + from time to time - legalese: according to the latest installment\change\variation etc. of a law \ currency exchange rate \ etc. here, here
    • Unpaid sums due under this Agreement shall bear interest at a rate of --% above the Bank of England base rate from time to time, from the date upon which the relevant sum(s) become due, until the date of payment (including any period prior to payment which falls after the date of any relevant judgement).
    • Explained at weagree.com: here
    • Discussed in a contract-drafting blog: here
  • run-in also a "run-in period" in clinical trials and приработка (детали) in mech. eng.
  • spline - adequate Russian translation for its many senses; images
  • chockstone +"nut" in a mountain climbing
  • hell - a place where a tailor stashed filched material or shreds and bits
  • tin ear - also used in "to display a tin ear" (idiomatically)
  • collection +redistribution of weight to the back of the horse (see wikipedia)
  • +whip: is it a hose or an interface for filling with gas (medical oxygen, scuba diving etc.). Google "scuba fill whips"
  • ? turnkey: word combinations
    • on a turnkey basis; turnkey solution; turnkey contract, turnkey project, turnkey plant; turnkey provider; turnkey dental plans; turnkey order(s); turnkey platform;
  • book prelim - usage examples
  • +put out: to put out to an open tender
  • +parison: also plastics
  • +transpose: directive into law (EU)
  • ?strike a balance - russian dictionaries differentiate "strike a balance" in a bookkeeping sense and "strike a balance between" in an equal-compromise sense.
  • ?all the while - is it used as "however" or not?
  • ?confab - journalese for "conference" (esp. in titles)
  • ?to factor in - to include some calculations in the figure
  • +chockers - as an interjection "this lake is full of fish. chokers!" see chock-a-block

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