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citizen science

citizen science  n.— «The result is an impressively long-running example of “citizen science,” the term for projects in which amateurs gather field data for future research, making up in numbers what we lack in training and...

globster

globster  n.— «Many monster enthusiasts believe that huge, unidentified masses that occasionally wash up on beaches throughout the world are sea monsters. These finds, often called globsters, are obviously flesh, yet have decayed so badly...

low kill shelter

low kill shelter  n.— «The shelter is what is known as a “low kill” shelter, meaning animals will not be euthanized because of lack of space or because they have been in the shelter for a long time. “I would love to say we’re a...

shot berry

shot berry  n.— «I spoke to Paul Vossen, Sonoma County farm adviser, about your question. He says that your olives are producing what is known as “shot berries,” tiny fruit that isn’t pollinated and then drops from the tree...

mini-Madoff

mini-Madoff  n.— «Their names lack the Dickensian flair of Bernie Madoff, and the money they apparently stole from investors was a small fraction of the $50 billion that Mr. Madoff allegedly lost of his clients’ savings. But the number of...

stocking

stocking  n.— «Stocking up is a term used to describe a harmless swelling of the leg from coronet to hock, usually in the hind legs. This swelling occurs naturally because of lack of movement by the horse while stalled. The normal walking...

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