(informal) making one tighten the buttocks through extreme fear or embarrassment: buttock-clenching embarrassment
sycamore (def 1). Historical Examples The Library of Work and Play: Gardening and Farming. Ellen Eddy Shaw The Library of Work and Play: Gardening and Farming. Ellen Eddy Shaw The Library of Work and Play: Gardening and Farming. Ellen Eddy Shaw The Principal Species of Wood: Their Characteristic Properties Charles H. (Charles Henry) Snow The […]
a North American shrub, Cephalanthus occidentalis, of the madder family, having globular flower heads. Historical Examples The Mammals of Warren Woods, Berrien County, Michigan Lee Raymond Dice
(of a shirt collar) having buttonholes so it can be buttoned to the body of the shirt. (of a shirt) having a button-down collar. (especially of attitudes, opinions, etc.) extremely conventional; unimaginative. Contemporary Examples Pizza Guy for President! Bryan Curtis January 12, 2011 Naftali Bennett Wants You! Don Futterman December 24, 2012 Teaching ‘The Great […]
a dog’s ear that folds forward completely.