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whale

whale  n.— «“Whale” season is in full swing up in Colorado’s high country, as the state’s ski resorts pump thousands of gallons of water through snowmaking equipment to create autumn’s signature-shaped piles of artificial snow...

iron ranger

iron ranger  n.— «Assuming you don’t, just put in an Iron Ranger (locked pipe with envelope slot), some envelopes and a sign saying “Pay $5/overnite or get Denver-Booted.” » —“Re: Some basic questions?” by Pete...

Brooklyn side

Brooklyn side  n.— «If a righty’s ball hits just to the left of the head pin, that’s called a crossover or, in the vernacular, hitting the Brooklyn side. Why? Bowling originated in the East, and a lot of its jargon came from there...

pant load

pant load  n.— «On line four I have holding for you, that ridiculous pant load for brains, lacking in all writing skills or sense of financial reason, from the Denver Business News, weighing in with an I.Q. of 37.» —by Steve...

black box settlement

black box settlement  n.— «“This is what industry calls a ‘black box’ settlement,” said Jim Greenwood, director of the Office of Consumer Counsel, which participated in the settlement. “What it means is that although the...

Bilbao effect

Bilbao effect  n.— «Indeed, that breakthrough structure even spawned what is known as the “Bilbao effect,” the transformation of unknown or little-known places through architecture—something Denver hopes to capitalize on...