21 definitions by Tom from the Shore

Among artillerymen, a nonexistent item used to trick rookies. It is commonly used to send rookies on a wild goose chase. (Muzzle blast is the burst of smoke and fire that erupts from the muzzle when a shell is fired.)
"Private, go to the supply sergeant and see if he can find you a bucket of muzzle blast."
by Tom from the Shore October 30, 2007
1) A toy or model train that is powered by electricity. The most common examples are Lionel type trains and the H.O. trains sold in hobby shops

2) Any real train that is powered by electricity. Power may come from overhead wires, known as a 'catenary system', or through a power "third rail" that runs alongside the regular tracks.
1) Joe went to the hobby shop and bought a set of electric train for the kids.

Lionel makes great electric trains.

2) Electric trains run on the Montclair Line on New Jersey Transit.

The GG1 Locomotive is an example of a powerful electric train
by Tom from the Shore November 15, 2007
O27
An older type of toy electric train, so named beccause it was meant to travers a 27 inch diameter curve. Usually sold as a cheaper version of O Gauge, a common train typified by makers such as Lionel. O27 was made by Ives, Lionel, Marx and K-Line. It is still made by Lionel.

O27 has the same gauge (distance bwteen outer rails) as regular O Gauge trains. This distance is 1 and 1/4 inches.
I have one of those Marx O27 sets.

The O27 is not as fancy as O Gauge, but it is a lot of fun!
by Tom from the Shore November 15, 2007
A drunk. So called because Australians have a well-deserved reputation for excessive drinking. It is one of the few things at which they excel, probably because most of them are of Irish or Scottish ancestry.
Benny used to be okay, but since he's been hitting the sauce he has become a real Australian intellectual.
by Tom from the Shore April 02, 2008
Psychiatric ward. So called because Australians have a reputation for being goofballs.
Babs had a bout of depression and spent a week in the Australian Think Tank
by Tom from the Shore October 22, 2007
Group therapy for people who are mentally ill or otherwise mentally incapacitated.
Toots had a nervous breakdown, so every Friday she goes to Australian Mensa.

After the psychiatric ward, the looneys go to Australian Mensa for outpatient care.
by Tom from the Shore October 23, 2007
Field artillery slang. High angle primers are a nonexistent item that is used to trick rookies. Often used to send unsuspecting rookies on a wild goose chase.(Regular artillery primers work at low and high angles, so there is no high-angle version of them).
"Go down to the motor pool and ask Sergeant Williams for some high angle primers."
by Tom from the Shore October 30, 2007
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