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organ pipe

organ pipe  n.— «Peter Liepkalns stands beside air ramps, commonly known as organ pipes, which provide naturally-induced air to the gate leafs in the low level water pipes.» —“Dartmouth generators stopped as lake...

worm

worm  n.— «In one-day cricket parlance, the services “worm” in Figure 1, which had till then hugged the industry “worm”, surges up and away after 1996/97.» —“Shankar Acharya: If Growth were Slower…?” by Shankar...

influencer

influencer  n.— «As the New Jersey Nets play this season at Continental Airlines Arena in East Rutherford, N.J., they are busy drumming up season ticket sales and securing a fanbase here on Staten Island. In anticipation of the basketball...

convivium

convivium  n.— «Miami and Tallahassee have chapters, which the Slow Food folk refer to as conviviums. I guess it is slower and more impressive to say than “chapter.” And the plural “convivia” clearly has more cachet...

lunk alarm

lunk alarm  n.— «At Planet Fitness—which opened a location in Greece in March and plans to open one in Gates—grunting can trigger an ear-rattling siren and flashing lights. The so-called lunk alarm on the wall over the free weights has a...

rising vote

rising vote  n.— «It turns out that an election consisting of what’s known as a “rising vote”—in which committee members stand and are counted for the candidate of their choice—is a bit too heavy-handed, even for a party...