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greenprint

greenprint  n.— «Papers already submitted to the Burgess Park Steering Group, a joint subcommittee of councillors from the planning and leisure committees, indicate variations on the former GLC greenprint. Early this year when the new...

hat catcher

hat catcher  n.— «His interest in the fire department was another thing Elmore Tonini shared with his father: Both were well-known “hat catchers”—a term for a fan of the fire department.» —“Elmore Tonini, church supply...

sky watchtower

sky watchtower  n.— «“It allows you to see over a large area,” said Chief Carlos Gomez, a Police Department executive officer for northern Queens, who estimated that the camera was capturing images 300 yards away. He had joined Officer...

mighty Wurlitzer

mighty Wurlitzer  n.— «Both Wisner and Dulles were enthusiastic about covert operations. By mid-1953 the department was operating with 7,200 personnel and 74 percent of the CIA’s total budget. Wisner created the first “information...

cinderella

cinderella  n.— «He even has the only two stamps issued on Kasturba Gandhi, Gandhi’s wife, in 1964 and 1996. And if that is not enough, he also has Cinderella, a term for fake stamps from around the world which have never been issued...

gravy plane

gravy plane  n.— «Also a large number of other athletic department personnel and their spouses made the junket. Also on the “gravy plane” were members of the University of Wisconsin Board of Regents and spouses, school...