Drachenfutter is a gift or some other form of peace offering used by a husband or boyfriend in order to appease an angry woman or girlfriend. Used primarily in cities where there is a significant population of German origin.
Since Jack forgot Madeline's birthday and went out with her older sister, she will punish him by withholding affection until he expresses sufficient repentance with some appropriate drachenfutter.
This is a layer of fabric added to thin halters or bikini tops in order to make its underlying features less evident.
I once bought a bikini top that had really thin fabric; Mom insisted that I sew in a modesty layer underneath or even wear a bra.
An avocado is called an alligator pear by some New Orleanians.
You can't make guacamole without an alligator pear.
Mucophagy is the act of consuming nasal mucus accumulations, generally as an accompaniment to rhinotillexomania.
Heather was not only given to rhinotillexomania (nose-picking), but mucophagy (snot-eating) as well. She reasoned, "What can you do with it afterwards?"
An equine actuary is a bookmaker: one who gives odds and accepts bets on horse races.
Crazy Chester was a well-reputed equine actuary in New Orleans. He could tell you who was running at any of the racetracks and their likely odds.
Parkinson's law is an administrative principle that states that work tends to expand in relation to the time available for its completion. From C. Northcote Parkinson, a professor of the University of Malaysia, who first wrote of this law. While Parkinson, like Laurence J. Peter, apparently wrote his book as a satire on administration, unfortunately it turned out to be true.
It's a sad rule of corporations, and universities are not exempt, that the administrative apparatus tends to expand with time. Unfortunately, this is accompanied by stasis in what is accomplished. Parkinson's law holds true.
The action of masturbating someone else.
The only way in which Trevor got lucky with Renée was with her providing minor benefits.