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creeking

creeking  n.— «Tough whitewater is nothing new to Scott, who’s made fast moves forward in the sport she’s come to love. She helped found Ebb and Flow Productions and talks fondly of past trips to Chile, Ecuador, Costa Rica, Argentina and...

suicide lane

suicide lane  n.— «If you happen to be one of those drivers that tools down Ga. 85 in the center of Fayetteville, there is a lane smack in the middle of the road I refer to as “the suicide lane.”…I believe its purpose is to provide...

tape bomb

tape bomb  n.— «Wall Street traders like to call unexpected news events “tape bombs.” The terminology presumably dates back to the days when the physical flow of ticker tape delivered the latest ups and downs of stock price...

two eyes and a wiggle

two eyes and a wiggle  n.— «In an act of both optimism and desire, millions of shad fry—so young and tiny they are often referred to as “two eyes and a wiggle”—have been released upstream on many area waterways where dams are...

sweeper

sweeper  n.— «Trees reaching out over the flow—”sweepers” in river parlance—are the dread of all whitewater paddlers, whether in a canoe, a kayak or a raft.» —“The river is wet and wild, yet safety is canoe club’s No. 1...

green tag

green tag  n.— «Those renewable electrons flow onto the grid, and Green Mountain gives FPL what’s known as a “green tag”—a certificate that shows part of its electricity has been offset by alternative energy.» —“Green...

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