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vulture clause

vulture clause  n.— «Crist termed it the “vulture clause” because private companies could conceivably offer someone in Citizens a rate that was 24 percent higher and the homeowner would be forced to accept it.» —“Insurance...

browardize

browardize  v.— «Browardize—a verb used to describe the turning of a section of paradise into an undesirable place to live because of poor planning and excessive development, leading to overcrowded roads and other municipal ills...

iron ranger

iron ranger  n.— «Spaulding said by summer the park will begin charging $3 per vehicle on the honor system, which involves placing cash into an envelope and depositing it into a slot in what’s known as an “iron ranger...

barmuda triangle

barmuda triangle n. a concentration of bars or nightclubs on a street, at an intersection, or in a neighborhood. Editorial Note: The number of establishments is often less or more than three. Another popular variant is beermuda triangle...

neckout

neckout  n.— «Bottleneck roads are prime candidates for road rage. I have no idea who designed roads that lose lanes, but they had better go back to the drawing board. Traffic neckouts, as they’re called, will not improve our road...

Texas swale

Texas swale  n.— «“We will be removing the ‘Texas swales’ from the roadway,” Lawrence said. “Texas swales” is the term for water draining across the road.» —“City ready to pave 145 miles of roads” by...