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beach nourishment

beach nourishment  n.— «Depositing sediment onto a beach and bulldozing it into place—a practice called beach nourishment—has become one of the more controversial functions of the Corps” Civil Works Directorate. Besides building...

NHI

NHI  n.— «Last week, the state agency that polices judicial conduct found that when Greene uttered the acronym “NHI” (short for “no humans involved”) he had no intention of making a racial epithet, nor did he think...

go-see

go-see  n.— «Once a girl is signed with a big agency (in New York, where the biggest are located, this would include IMG, Elite, Next, Women and DNA), she is sent on what is called “go-sees”—castings for photographers, editorials and...

unbanked

unbanked  adj.— «About 60 percent of recent Latino immigrants are “unbanked,” an industry term meaning that they do not have a checking or savings account, according to the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. The agency estimates...

gesture security

gesture security  n.— «His agency would mix up the deployment of the marshals, presumably to fool the bad guys. This, of course, assumes the bad guys had prior knowledge of which flights the incognito air marshals would be on. Unless I’m...

elephant cage

elephant cage  n.— «The NSA has another type of antenna array, nicknamed an elephant cage, which houses 360 elements. When the agency marries multiple elephant cages together, it can pinpoint exactly where a signal is coming from...

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