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doo-doo water

doo-doo water  n.— «Then there is what the department affectionately refers to as “doo-doo water,” a brackish substance used by the department that simulates the environment mosquitoes thrive in.» —“Fighting the...

aldercreature

aldercreature  n.— «He hates the media; pastors; gangbangers; “aldercreatures” (as he calls them); incompetent, connected, overpromoted colleagues; and the mayor, and he believes these “silly people” are responsible...

cherrystem

cherrystem  v.— «Interior Dept. officials are expected to decide by July 23 whether to retain existing department policy on “cherrystemming” in Bureau of Land Management wilderness study areas (WSAs).… A cherrystem is a...

speddie

speddie  n.— «Since this was the 80’s, kids who struggled in school were relegated to—and often sequestered in (including lunch)—the so-called “Sped” room and likewise referred to by teachers and kids as...

witness post

witness post  n.— «Sara Yurman, 33, is a geographer with the Gwinnett County planning department who specializes in mapmaking. She found a “witness post” in the Modoc community, a rare thing, so she said, that showed that Modoc...

Kelly time

Kelly time  n.— «My department uses the phrase kelly time. FLSA allows firefighters to work up to 204 hours within a 28 day period without requiring the employer to pay overtime. Anything over 204 must be paid at time and one half. All...