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noun 1. a small, silvery freshwater minnow, Notemigonus crysoleucas, native to eastern North America and introduced into western North America: often used as live bait in sport fishing.
- Go into a huddle
Gather together privately to talk about or plan something, as in The attorneys went into a huddle with their client before asking the next question. Although huddle has been used since the 16th century in the sense of “a crowded mass of things,” the current usage comes from football, where the team goes into a […]
- Go into a tailspin
Lose emotional control, collapse, panic. For example, If she fails the bar exam again, she’s sure to go into a tailspin. This expression alludes to the downward movement of an airplane out of control, in which the tail describes a spiral. [ Early 1900s ]
noun, Horology. 1. the gear train for moving the hands of a timepiece or giving some other visual indication of the time.