9 Grammatical Pitfalls
An unimportant participant; supernumerary: What helped me most was having been a catcher and a ''spear carrier'' definitely not a star/ like last-minute walk-ons in the closing scene, spear-carriers in Valhalla
[1960+; fr the persons who appear on stage, esp in operas, as soldiers in the background]
A black person: When whites refer to blacks as spear chuckers, they're not thinking about the Olympics/ Where are the defenders of social stability when prime-time demagogues like Howard Stern deride African Americans as spear-chuckers? (late 1960s+)
: The pre-voting-age enthusiasts comeout of the stalls pie-eyed after a few lines of Special K, a snortable combination of horse tranquilizers, heroin, and coke
[1990s+ Narcotics; fr the trademark name of a brand of breakfast cereal]
A specification language. It expresses black box interface specifications for large distributed systems with real-time constraints. It incorporates conceptual models, inheritance and the event model. It is a descendant of MSG.84.
["An Introduction to the Specification Language Spec", V. Berzins et al, IEEE Software 7(2):74-84 (Mar 1990)].