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IRAB

IRAB  n.— «While the canvassing board did its job on the challenges, the Supreme Court was being asked to rule on another grouping of ballots—what we lovingly call the IRABs, or improperly rejected absentee ballots. This is a pool of...

post-off pricing

post-off pricing  n.— «Washington state requires producers and distributors to post their pricing to a central database maintained by the state’s liquor control board. When these producers and distributors post discounts, that is called...

Sliding Board

When you were growing up, what did you call that piece of playground equipment that you climb up and then slide down? A former New Jersey resident recalls that when her family moved to Indiana, her playmates were startled when she called it a...

Katrina cottage

Katrina cottage  n.— «Earlier this year, the group’s board of directors decided to build what are commonly called “Katrina Cottages” to house the visiting artists. The small wooden homes were originally designed to be...

dasher board

dasher board  n.— «He said he has invested “over a couple hundred thousand dollars” in the facility, including upgrades to the rink walls, or dasher boards.» —“Three skating rinks let us escape dog days” by...

walking quorum

walking quorum  n.— «“Walking” quorums, often called “roaming” quorums, are those times when members of a government body—a city council or school board, for instance—discuss public business outside of public meetings. It’s often in groups...

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