[Definitions to] Words in Danger
[of Falling out of the Vocabulary]

by Eric Lindley and Joe Milazzo

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n.1. A clean, white lasso. It has red strips at one end, circumscribing the cylinder of knit, marked like a talisman.As in, “You’re thirsty because you’re afraid of your neighbors, and you grew up rich but your parents never let on.”As in, “The thin thing swinging...

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Elle Cee Wallace

Elle Cee Wallace

Discreet Conversations Just Below the Surface Go straight. Do not turn. Where you areis neither right nor left. Left is where you leftyour children, not on some broad stretchof highway, but home. Right is the parking loton the outskirts of Vegas. Best to go...

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