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ninth island

ninth island n. Las Vegas; (occas.) any place outside of Hawaii with a large number of Hawaiians. Etymological Note: Reference to the large number of Hawaiians who have relocated to Las Vegas. Eight major islands make up the state of Hawaii...

ninth island

ninth island  n.— «A lecture on “Hawaiian Spirituality on the Ninth Island” will be presented from 5 to 9 p.m. Saturday at Spring Valley Library, 4280 S. Jones Blvd. (391-7416).» —“Activities and events in Las...

ninth island

ninth island  n.— «Joel and Melodi Kekauoha began hearing the term “ninth island” when their flight from Honolulu descended over the Nevada desert toward the lights of the Las Vegas Strip. They learned the meaning later that...

angel

angel  n.— «In hospital parlance, those killed in action are known as angels. In last weekend’s suicide bombing, the dead and wounded came to the hospital. “We took care of angels and wounded on that one,” said Commander Lach...

anaspora

anaspora  n.— «A professor in Hawaii, however, had given it the old college try. He terms it “anaspora.” “The stem for ‘diaspora’ is speirein, meaning to scatter, and the prefix dia means apart. An antonym for ‘diaspora’...

gorilla dust

gorilla dust  n.— «When two male gorillas confront each other, they’re too canny most of the time to actually fight, so they resort to the tried-and-true political tactic of intimidation. Both scurry about in a frenzy, grimacing...

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