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gangloading

gangloading  n.— «Yesterday I joined 14 students in the altitude training chamber at the Eighty-ninth Physiological Training Flight at Andrews Air Force Base in Camp Springs, Maryland. Wearing helmets and oxygen masks that covered...

jingly market

jingly market  n.— «Tuesday is market day in Camp Bastion and you can buy everything from plastic encased scorpion key rings, Afghan flags to the “Sex and the City” DVD box set. It is a hive of activity with soldiers from all...

fun with two

fun with two  n.— «What followed for Franklin was a giant seal of approval, an “oh, that’s why these guys are 15-2” statement. Franklin had what the kids call “fun with two,” as five straight batters reached base as...

hurricane cutting

hurricane cutting  n.— «There is a practice sometimes called “hurricane cutting.” This involves removing not only all the dead fronds but all the green ones as well—including that batch of new fronds that sticks up in the air...

hero snow

hero snow  n.—Gloss: snow that is soft on top and firm underneath, providing excellent conditions for sport skiing.  «The firm base and soft granular top layer found in spring is also sometimes referred to as “hero snow.” It is...

diamond

diamond  n.— «First sergeants are required to be at least a master sergeant to wear a diamond on their sleeve, which is why they are sometimes referred to as “diamonds.” However, technical sergeants may be selected to hold the...