terps


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terps

1. slang A colloquial shortening of "turpentine." We'll need to use terps to get the paint off these brushes. He suffered severe brain damage from huffing terps in his garage.
2. slang A shortening of "terpenes" or "terpenoids," aromatic plant extracts. We use only all-natural terps as aroma enhancers in our products.

turps

slang A colloquial shortening of "turpentine." We'll need to use turps to get the paint off these brushes. He suffered severe brain damage from huffing turps in his garage.

turps

and terps (tɚps)
n. liquor. (From turpentine.) Don’t forget to stop at the comfort station and get the turps.

terps

verb
See turps
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The Ducks defeated the Terps 281.935-277.885 Saturday night at Baylor University's Ferrell Center to win their second straight National Collegiate Acrobatics and Tumbling Association championship.
MVA assessment is part of TERPS and provides at least 1000 feet of obstacle clearance.
The difference between the Ducks and the Terps was little more than one point - 288.96 to 287.86.
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In only its second season as a sport, the Oregon acrobatics and tumbling team is the national champion, defeating the Terps 283.481-283.352 Saturday night in the inaugural National Collegiate Acrobatic and Tumbling Association's championship meet in front of 1,021 at Matthew Knight Arena.
A little loose rounding gives us our standard three degrees (which is actually closer to 19:1, but TERPS uses 20:1).
1-seeded Ducks (7-1) into tonight's championship meet against the second-seeded Terps (9-0), who beat Quinnipiac 280.512-271.583 on Friday.