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pawsenger

pawsenger  n.— «Your pets will be begging to fly on PetAirways, an animal-friendly airline launching July 14 and serving five cities—Los Angeles, Denver, Chicago, New York and Washington, D.C. Among the airline’s amenities, dogs and...

turnpike double

turnpike double  n.— «Shippers need a choice to get to markets, especially with time-sensitive cargo. One suggestion is changing provincial regulations to allow trucks to haul two 53-foot trailers, known in Canada as a Turnpike Double. New...

cargo cult economics

cargo cult economics  n.— «With a new year ahead, what do we see as our future? How much of our growth and progress is real, and how much is what I call “Cargo Cult Economics,” where we end up holding sacks of straw? At the end...

Panamax

Panamax  n.—Gloss: a cargo ship built to be small enough to go through the Panama Canal. «The Panama Canal is so important to world shipping that the trade has invented a word to describe ships that will fit through it. A...

sailboat fuel

sailboat fuel  n.— «In perhaps the ultimate example of military capitalism, KBR reportedly ran convoys of empty trucks back and forth across the insurgent-laden desert, pointlessly risking the lives of soldiers and drivers so the company...

box

box  n.— «Capt. Corbett Bufton had figured it was going to be just another hot day in the desert. The Charleston-based airman’s C-17 was scheduled to make four stops around Iraq—”the box,” as they call it—to fly in cargo for...