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scrub-shrub habitat

scrub-shrub habitat  n.— «Nest boxes should be made available near wetlands with a mix of open water and emergent plants (commonly called scrub-shrub habitats). This type of habitat provides food and cover needed for brood rearing...

laddering

laddering  n.— «It’s also possible to buy a series of CDs, often referred to as “laddering,” so you’ll have some coming due at fairly frequent intervals, allowing you to renew at higher rates if rates are rising.» —“What...

gross-up

gross-up  n.— «Union pension plan activists aim to raise a new executive compensation issue at corporate annual meetings this year: so-called “gross-ups” to cover income taxes on payouts.…Gross-up payments reimburse...

eight-liner

eight-liner  n.— «Capt. Steven Jett of the Houston Police Department estimates that Houston has 300 to 400 gaming rooms. Inside, one typically finds row after row of video gaming machines, often called “eight-liners” because...

scuffle

scuffle  v.— «We’ll have our hot streaks, then we’ll scuffle along. We could have had a better home stand, but we’ll just have to keep banging away.» —“Club sputters against East Division clubs” Houston Chronicle May...

cadillac

cadillac  v.— «“People who work on that unit, the operators say, ‘We have that thing Cadillacing,’” Geary said. “It’s not a fair assertion that the unit was undermaintained.”» —“Latest BP blast site had record of...