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pizza stone

pizza stone  n.— «Baking stone: A stone creates a more even temperature and the crunchy-chewy crust that bakers seek. Also known as a pizza stone, this large porous tile can be left in the bottom of the oven at all times to even the heat...

CO2e

CO2e  n.— «The IPCC has crunched the numbers and says this means a tax of about $50 levied on every metric ton of GHGs, or carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2e to use their terminology).» —“We Need a Global Carbon Tax” by Ralph...

belay slave

belay slave  n.— «The technical term for the climber who goes first is the “leader”; that’s the climber on the “sharp” end of the rope—the end you can hurt yourself on. The term for the climber who holds the rope...

sharp

sharp  adj.— «The technical term for the climber who goes first is the “leader”; that’s the climber on the “sharp” end of the rope—the end you can hurt yourself on.» —“A Match Made in Canada” by...

eco-smart

eco-smart  adj.— «The Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce is getting eco-smart, as they say in environmental circles. The chamber is installing eight specialty skylights in its offices to eliminate the need for day lighting.» —“Kermit...

filler

filler  n.— «The man was a “filler” in a photo lineup of six black men. A filler is someone who is not a suspect, but whose photo is included because the filler fits the general description of a suspect who was in the photo...