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frequent flier

frequent flier  n.— «Bernier is near the top of a list of about 475 “frequent fliers,” the term a consultant used to describe people like him, many of whom pose little threat to the community yet cycle in and out of jail with...

bomb peak

bomb peak  n.— «The chemical record in stalagmites is so sensitive the scientists are even able to plot the presence of what is called the bomb peak—the presence of excess carbon 14 created by the global atmospheric nuclear tests of the...

Anthropocene

Anthropocene  n.— «Exactly when such an Anthropocene should be seen to replace a truncated Holocene is a matter of debate.…Some would undoubtedly advocated AD 1000, which roughly equates with the beginning of the industrial cycle of...

swirling

swirling  n.— «The notion of the “traditional student” is harder to define. More and more students are in what we call “learning swirl”—swirling in and out of multiple learning experiences throughout their life...

poppy store

poppy store  n.— «Since moving into the neighborhood in 2002, Candi Brown said she’s noticed a lot more “poppy stores”—street slang for bodegas—have turned up on street corners. Some of these stores attract unsavory types...

KLPD

KLPD  n.— «The problem with delibrately arousing one sexually and then refusing to have sex (what a friend of mine used to refer to as KLPD) is not like showing $1000 bills. There is an emotional cycle that is started in the process, that...

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