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Nash Vegas

Nash Vegas  n.— «She offered him a development deal right there in the bar, and before he knew it, the former pediatric nurse from Airdrie, Alta., landed in Nashville.…“There was a lot of soul-searching when I was down there.”...

The Train is Servicing the Station (minicast)

Yo, listeners! There’s another online-only podcast from “A Way with Words.” This time, Grant answers questions about the word “agio” from a fellow in Kamloops—learn more about that name, too—and he responds to reader...

The Train is Servicing The Station

Yo, listeners! There’s another online-only podcast from “A Way with Words.” This time, Grant answers questions about the word “agio” from a fellow in Kamloops–learn more about that name, too–and he responds...

bullnose tile

bullnose tile  n.— «Because ceramic tile is often 1/4-inch thick—and sometimes thicker—the transition from tile to the wall surface must be made with trim tiles that have a finished edge on at least one side. These special tiles frequently...

whoop

whoop  n.— «Much of the trail has developed a “cupped” condition, with a large berm of soil having built up on the outside edge of the trail. In places, the cupping is quite deep, and the undulations in the trail (known as “whoops” in...

invisible primary

invisible primary  n.— «Requiring candidates to launch what is effectively a national campaign ensures that only those who have honed their messages in advance will be able to succeed. No longer will candidates have a chance to experiment...

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