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NORC

NORC  n.— «As a model for Wayland and Lincoln, BHV is an example of what had recently come to be called “naturally occurring retirement communities,” or “NORCs,” in areas in which a large segment of the residents...

bouncer

bouncer  n.— «It is absolutely amazing to me how badly boaters—especially liveaboards—are being discriminated against in SoCal and beyond. Even worse is the uneven treatment of those boaters port authorities have called “bouncers”—which I...

rack inversion

rack inversion  n.— «Meanwhile, independent station owners are getting squeezed. The gas they buy on the spot market, which is usually lower priced than that provided to branded stations under contract, is now higher, Langley said. This...

death notice

death notice  n.— «So now, at the local level, it’s down to meeting and planning on how to shut down plants if needed. Friday afternoon, union members met at UAW Local 652’s Hall. “After the meeting, we’re on what’s called death...

squish

squish  n.— «All seven were wearing flame-retardant protective clothing and were standing next to the plant’s No. 1 oxygen furnace when they were “hit with this backlash of extreme heat, slag and molten steel,” United...

wireline

wireline  adj.— «These latter licenses, which are being snapped up by entrepreneurs, by cellular telephone franchisees, by cable television companies, and by the Bells themselves, will allow low-cost entry into the local telephone market...