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ginger knob

vulgar derogatory A person, typically a man, with naturally red hair. Primarily heard in UK, Ireland.
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ginger minge

1. vulgar derogatory A woman with naturally red hair (a reference to her pubic hair, where "minge" is vulgar slang for the vulva/vagina). Primarily heard in UK, Ireland.
2. vulgar derogatory The external genitals of a woman with red pubic hair. Primarily heard in UK, Ireland.
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ginger minger

derogatory slang A person with red hair who is considered unattractive. Primarily heard in UK, Ireland.
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ginger group

A small group of people within a political party or organization who attempt to influence the other members of the group. Primarily heard in UK, Australia. The party was staunchly conservative until the ginger group slowly started shifting them to a more liberal stance on social issues.
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ginger group

a highly active faction within a party or movement that presses for stronger action on a particular issue.informal
An old horse dealer's trick (recorded from the late 18th century) to make a broken-down animal look lively was to insert ginger into its anus. From this developed the metaphorical phrase ginger up , meaning ‘make someone or something more lively’; in the early 20th century the term ginger group arose, to refer to a highly active faction in a party or movement that presses for stronger action about something.
1970 New Society The appearance of ginger groups to fight specific proposals, is not necessarily a bad thing—particularly if the established bodies aren't prepared to fight.
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The suspect is described as white, aged between 16 and 17, of skinny, but muscular build with a prominent wide jaw line, short gingery blond hair, and a pale spotty complexion.
Peer Assistance Services (PAS) offers the Jody Gingery Memorial Scholarship for the University of Utah School on Alcoholism and Other Drug Dependencies.
I could easily see Frank's becoming a summer drink of choice for consumers who find cider too sweet, although it could do with being more gingery to really differentiate it from the competition.
Professor Mike Benton, whose findings are in the journal Nature, said: "We only looked at a little patch of the tail but we know it was of a gingery colour.
An underpainting of gingery orange supports a dominant arrangement of dark, overlapping rectangles.
When I want a light-feeling but still-satisfying meal, I like tom kha gai soup, the gingery, coconut milk--based "cousin" of tom yum soup.
It is served on a bed of broccoli and greens that have a gingery flavor boost.
The team is supported by ARS and OSU, with the ARS part--the Corn and Soybean Research Unit--led by Roy Gingery.
Derrick Gingery, 28, is a reporter at the Northwest Herald in Crystal Lake, Ill.
Introducing this bill, Wyoming Representative Keith Gingery said, "Personally, I would love it if they decided not to have an abortion.
95), a refreshing, multi-toned, crunchy melange of vegetables, greens and grain in a gingery soy and rice vinegar dressing.
Don Gingery, a vice president with Metals USA, remarks, "Two of the key reasons we expanded our business relationship with CMC is their integrity and our great satisfaction with the customer service they provided.
The appointment coincides with the availability of Paterson Arran's newly branded Bronte range of premium biscuits, which is available in a number of different formats and flavours, including Choc & Cherry, Sweet & Gingery, Pecan & Maple, Fruity Oat, and Double Choc & Coconut.
Brewer, Brad Clark, Kurt Eyrich, Mark Gingery, Kirsten Ingham, Jim Kollaja, Ned Kreider, Robert Stout, Jeff Stuck, Frank Zorman, Steve Waltman and Gerald Finch.
Gingery, a program leader for the USDA's National Program in Plant Diseases.