8 Wintry Words to Defrost Your Vocabulary
1847, from Tibetan, literally "dweller in an eastern country."
Phencyclidine, an animal tranquilizer smoked as a narcotic; angel dust, pcp (1960s+ Narcotics)
To use phencyclidine: He felt his heart bound, his stomach lunged, like the time he shermed at Venice Beach
[said to be a prison term for Sherman cigarettes soaked in phencyclidine]