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Old 12-06-2013, 11:17 PM   #241
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brickbat -- a piece of broken brick; any rocklike missile. Random House Dictionary
Now why would I chunk something like that at you? Just because you have the good sense to live where it's warm
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Old 12-07-2013, 01:44 AM   #242
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blunderbuss:
An old style of muzzleloading firearm and early form of shotgun with a
distinctive short, large caliber barrel that is flared at the muzzle,
therefore able to fire scattered quantities of nails, stones, shot, etc.
at short range: Timothy was excited to find a toy blunderbuss waiting
under the Christmas tree.
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Old 12-07-2013, 07:43 AM   #243
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Now why would I chunk something like that at you? Just because you have the good sense to live where it's warm
brain freeze - cold stimulus headache; a form of brief cranial pain (from Wikipedia)
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blunderbuss:
An old style of muzzleloading firearm and early form of shotgun with a
distinctive short, large caliber barrel that is flared at the muzzle,
therefore able to fire scattered quantities of nails, stones, shot, etc.
at short range: Timothy was excited to find a toy blunderbuss waiting
under the Christmas tree.
<https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/blunderbuss>
howitzer:
a cannon having a comparatively short barrel, used especially for firing shells at a high angle of elevation, as for reaching a target behind cover. Random House Dictionary
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Old 12-07-2013, 07:58 AM   #245
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bomb·shell (bmshl)n.

1. An explosive bomb.
2. One that is sensationally shocking, surprising, or amazing.
3. One who is very attractive.

I'm detecting a trend here.
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Old 12-09-2013, 08:03 AM   #246
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pass muster:
1. (idiomatic) To meet or exceed a particular standard.
2. (idiomatic) To adequately pass a formal or informal inspection.
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canary in a coal mine:
(idiomatic) Something whose sensitivity to adverse conditions makes it a
useful early indicator of such conditions; something which warns of the
coming of greater danger or trouble by a deterioration in its health or
welfare.
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stigmatize:
(transitive) To characterize as disgraceful or ignominious; to mark with
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Old 12-12-2013, 08:24 AM   #249
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tin anniversary:
The tenth anniversary (yearly recurrence) of an event, especially a
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Of, pertaining to, or used by a calendar system.
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