drayage , n :
Transportation by dray.
(by extension) The transport of goods over a short distance, particularly from a terminal such as an ocean port to another destination, usually as part of a longer transportation of the goods.
A fee paid for the provision of such transportation.
linocut , n :
(art, printing) A type of woodcut in which a block of linoleum is used for the relief surface; the design cut into the block.
lagniappe , n :
(Louisiana, Mississippi, Trinidad and Tobago, uncommon) An extra or unexpected gift or benefit, such as that given to customers when they purchase something.
midnight sun , n :
The phenomenon occurring when the Sun does not set but only approaches the horizon at midnight; it occurs near the summer solstice in the polar regions.
The June solstice falls on this day in 2017.
cravat , n :
A wide fabric band worn as a necktie by men having long ends hanging in front, like an ascot tie.
(historical) A decorative fabric band or scarf worn around the neck by women.
(surgery) A bandage resembling a cravat, particularly a triangular bandage folded into a strip.
Paris Fashion Week for men’s fashion starts tomorrow in 2017.
anomaloscope , n :
(ophthalmology) An instrument used to test for color blindness by measuring quantitative and qualitative anomalies in color perception.
German physiologist Willibald A. Nagel, who invented the anomaloscope, was born on this day in 1870.
weevil , n :
Any of several small herbivorous beetles in the superfamily Curculionoidea, many having a distinctive snout.
Any of several small herbivorous beetles in the family Curculionidae belonging to the superfamily Curculionoidea.
Any of several similar but more distantly related beetles such as the biscuit weevil (Stegobium paniceum).
(figuratively, derogatory) A loathsome person.