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ghost fishing

ghost fishing  n.— «Ghost fishing When lost nets, loose traps or fragments of other broken equipment continue to catch and kill marine life. Modern traps have escape vents constructed from biodegradable materials to allow lobsters to...

man-riding

man-riding  n.— «On Wednesday, the Douglas County sheriff’s office said the two men were secured in a bucket being cabled up 500 to 800 feet when the cable failed, sending the men and the bucket to the ground. The men were in a device that...

electronic slumber

electronic slumber  n.— «Meanwhile, the latest gyroscope failure forced the space telescope into an electronic slumber called a “safe mode.” The operating mode ensures that the telescope continues to generate electricity for...

medvol

medvol  n.— «The enlisted soldiers were told they were volunteering for a program that was “completely safe” so safe that in fact the Army would not be doing any type of medical follow up. That we were testing equipment and...

floggle toggle

floggle toggle  n.— «I’ve been listening to The Navy Lark recently and noticed the writer occasional threw in some obscure but genuine naval slang for comic effect. One I’m a bit puzzled about is “floggle toggle.” It appears to...

lopomo

lopomo  n.— « An increasing amount of electricity is used by equipment that is neither fully “on” nor fully “off.” We call these equipment states low power modes, or “lopomos.” “Standby” and “sleep” are the most familiar lopomos, but some...