a wooden slat that produces a roaring sound when whirled around one’s head on the end of a string or thong, used by some peoples of the world in religious ceremonies and by others as a toy. Historical Examples Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Part 4 Various Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Part […]
the circular spot, usually black or outlined in black, at the center of a target marked with concentric circles and used in target practice. a shot that hits this. the center or central area of a military target, as of a town or factory, in a bombing raid. a missile that strikes the central area […]
bullshit artist Also, bull artist. A person who habitually exaggerates, flatters, or talks nonsense. For example, Don’t believe a word of it—he’s a bullshit artist. Both versions are considered vulgar slang. The first dates from the 1940s, the second from the World War I period.