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schmutzdecke

schmutzdecke  n.— «This system, introduced into the U.S. in 1872, uses low water flow rates (0.05 gpm/sq ft) and relies on the formation of a “schmutzdecke” (a fine, mud-like layer) in the top surface of the fine sand (specific...

gravy plane

gravy plane  n.— «You’ve heard of the “gravy train?”…Well, my book reveals the “gravy plane”—it is to my knowledge the first definitive work in the United States on the massive subsidies that flow from various federal...

freeleap

freeleap  n.— «It turns out that waterfall ranking is, well, rancorous. Waterfall people—who are a lot like train people and lighthouse people—are burning up the discussion boards, debating Gocta’s place on the charts with fierce...

red light fever

red light fever  n.— «In terms of my own playing, it’s some of the most unselfconscious work I’ve ever put on record.…I kind of tricked myself into it; avoided the red light fever (a red light in the studio indicates that recording...

alligator

alligator  n.— «In the coming months, I predict we’ll see an increase in people dumping real estate they can’t afford. They’ll be forced to sell because they’ll be eaten alive by a phenomenon known as negative cash flow. Investment...

murrini

murrini  n.— «“We’re pullin’ what’s called murrini,” Appleby said. The process entails pulling long pieces of glass which are cut and then fused together. Once the pieces of glass are cut into square shapes, they are arranged on a...

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