Purple Heart Boulevard
 n.— «Nearly two years after American troops captured Baghdad, Haifa Street is like an arrow at the city’s heart.…American soldiers call the street Purple Heart Boulevard: the First Battalion of the Ninth Cavalry, patrolling here for the past year before its recent rotation back to base at Fort Hood, Tex., received more than 160 Purple Hearts.» —“There Are Signs the Tide May Be Turning on Iraq’s Street of Fear” by John F. Burns in Baghdad, Iraq New York Times Mar. 21, 2005. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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