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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...

schmutzdecke

schmutzdecke  n.— «Periodically the top layer of sand (approximately 25 to 100m deep) needs to be removed from the slow sand filters together with the associated biological accumulation (“schmutzdecke”) for cleaning...

lift-out

lift-out  n.— «Although some may call Metz’s tactics little more than employee raids, executive recruiters like to call them “lift-outs,” or the practice of a company hiring a whole group of employees from another outfit...

trailing spouse

trailing spouse  n.— «Another personnel man remembers the promising executive he lost because her husband was a dentist who couldn’t find a good practice to join in the area. To cope with this problem, some 150 northern New Jersey...

bong

bong  n.— «Speaking of Fiji, the political tension there seems odd. How can people be thinking military coup when they’re wearing the most relaxed and comfortable of executive uniforms—the business sarong. I like the business sarong (or...

mixed consist

mixed consist  n.— «Trolley officials had intended to couple 11 new, streamlined trolley cars to older models during busy periods for the Old Town to Santee run that opened in July 2005.…Now the bugs have been worked out, and trolley...