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dipsticking

dipsticking  n.—Gloss: taking random samples or randomly choosing people to question. «One recent morning, Ms. Cascio asked several students in succession to explain the logic of their answer to the same question—and, “Uh, yeah, I agree...

I-reporter

I-reporter  n.— «A steam pipe explosion during Midtown Manhattan’s rush hour Wednesday shattered New Yorkers’ nerves. Moments after the blast, I-Reporters sent photos and video showing a huge steam plume rising into the air...

cadillac

cadillac  v.— «“People who work on that unit, the operators say, ‘We have that thing Cadillacing,’” Geary said. “It’s not a fair assertion that the unit was undermaintained.”» —“Latest BP blast site had record of...

MOAC

MOAC  n.— «Thorne said IED explosions can leave large craters—some as big as 80 feet wide. He said the massive holes are commonly referred to as MOACs, or Mother Of All Craters. “Sometimes they are four lanes wide,” he said. “It will take...

blowdown

blowdown  n.— «Algoma Steel Inc. plans to shut down its No. 7 blast furnace for maintenance on Friday, July 6. The rebuild is expected to take approximately 25 to 30 days. The actual shutdown process—technically known as...

gun

gun  v.— «The present invention relates to a process for the repair of blast furnaces. More specifically, it relates to a method of repairing blast furnaces using a vertical remote controlled refractory gunning apparatus.…U.S. Pat...

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