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1. Something that originates or results from something else; outcome; issue. 2. A result of creative effort; a product.
Meaning: 1 : sleight of hand
"An example of Mr. Northam's political legerdemain is his tax proposal, which avoided the minefields of income or sales tax increases. Instead, he suggested hiking the gas tax while scrapping mandatory annual vehicle inspections and halving vehicle registration fees." — The Washington Post, editorial, 20 Dec. 2019
|noun:||A college athlete who practices with the team, but does not take part in official games.|
|verb tr., intr.:||1. To extend eligibility by a year by making an athlete practice, but not participate, in official games.|
| ||2. To delay enrolling a child by a year to avoid their being one of the youngest in the class.|
“‘Nothing new.’ John shrugged. ‘School’s going well, football, too.’
‘He’s a redshirt this year, isn’t he?’
‘He is. It’ll give him an extra year of eligibility.’”
Karen Kingsbury; A Time to Embrace
; Thomas Nelson; 2010.
“My own son was born in August, so he is a prime candidate for redshirting.
... We’re not going to be holding him back, though.”
Leah McLaren; Holding Children Back Is Not the Right Start; The Globe and
(Toronto, Canada); Sep 11, 2015.
In an earlier stage of our development most human groups held to a tribal
ethic. Members of the tribe were protected, but people of other tribes
could be robbed or killed as one pleased. Gradually the circle of
protection expanded, but as recently as 150 years ago we did not include
blacks. So African human beings could be captured, shipped to America, and
sold. In Australia white settlers regarded Aborigines as a pest and hunted
them down, much as kangaroos are hunted down today. Just as we have
progressed beyond the blatantly racist ethic of the era of slavery and
colonialism, so we must now progress beyond the speciesist ethic of the era
of factory farming, of the use of animals as mere research tools, of
whaling, seal hunting, kangaroo slaughter, and the destruction of
wilderness. We must take the final step in expanding the circle of ethics.
-Peter Singer, philosopher and professor of bioethics (b. 6 Jul 1946)