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Beddian year

Beddian year  n.— «Shearer chatted with another firefighter, Bobby Beddia. Shearer said recently, “He mentioned that he was very lucky, because he was fifty-three, so this year he got to experience living in his ’birth year...

jackpot

jackpot  n.—Gloss: in firefighting slang, a flammable place. «The fire kept trying to creep past them. A few sparks jumped into a nest of wood chips in an old log—”a jackpot,” firefighter lingo for a flammable spot.» —“Few...

hose dragger

hose dragger  n.—Gloss: a nickname for a firefighter.  «Butler, a former Coast Guard captain, conceded he had limited experience as what’s known as a “hose dragger” but noted he has had years of planning and preparatory...

Kelly day

Kelly day  n.— «The city has proposed new procedures to allow firefighters to voluntarily work on “Kelly Days” or scheduled days off that firefighters take each pay period to keep from exceeding federal labor laws on overtime...

Kelly day

Kelly day  n.— «Also, anyone paying 15 percent of their health insurance will get an additional “Kelly Day,” the term for an extra day off a firefighter has the option to take or work for time and a half.» —“Firefighters...

24-spot

24-spot  n.— «Ms. Beyar, 51, of Rockville Centre, L.I., accused Mosier of denying her request for a “24-spot” work schedule consisting of one day on and three days off. Mosier also rejected her as a chauffeur by selecting a...

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