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Brookings effect

Brookings effect  n.— «Brookings, just north of the California border along the Oregon coast, is known for its sometimes very un-coastal weather that has come to be called the “Brookings effect.”» —“Brookings Oregon bakes...

Fresnick

Fresnick  n.— «Still, like naturalists taking notes on monarchs, Pismo Beach residents make observations on the habits of Valley visitors—or “Fresnicks” and “Bakos,” as they call them.» —“Drawn to Pismo, two of a kind: As monarchs...

Bako

Bako  n.— «Still, like naturalists taking notes on monarchs, Pismo Beach residents make observations on the habits of Valley visitors—or “Fresnicks” and “Bakos,” as they call them.» —“Drawn to Pismo, two of a kind: As monarchs migrate...

Q-tip cruise

Q-tip cruise  n.—Gloss: a pleasure trip aboard a trip, taken mainly by senior citizens. Note: So named because they have white hair and resemble the white cotton ends of Q-tips. «It was in mid-September 2006, the final cruise of the season...

out the road

out the road  adv.— «“Out the road”—There is a road that goes out of Juneau northwest along the coast that dead-ends after 30 or 40-some miles. There are other roads that go a ways and dead-end, but they are shorter, and they aren’t...