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scraper

scraper  n.— «Without those ongoing improvement costs, a house runs the risk of being what the building industry calls a “scraper.” That’s a house with so much deferred maintenance that it’s cheaper to scrape it off the...

crash truck

crash truck  n.— «Woolley said the thick back of the maintenance vehicle—often called a “crash truck”—is designed to take the brunt of the impact in case of an accident. A “crash truck” is used by maintenance...

burnt toast event

burnt toast event  n.— «A lot of it…is what we call “burnt toast” events. They’re like a near miss; you have no idea at the time how serious it is—or could have been. Sometimes it’s minor, other times maintenance teams...

blowdown

blowdown  n.— «Algoma Steel Inc. plans to shut down its No. 7 blast furnace for maintenance on Friday, July 6. The rebuild is expected to take approximately 25 to 30 days. The actual shutdown process—technically known as...

steppable

steppable  n.— «In many instances, consumers are a step ahead of the market. Elaine Morgan, 64, said she was researching drought-resistant plants and “steppables,” low ground cover which requires less maintenance and water than grass but...

cold-iron watch

cold-iron watch  v.— «American Export Lines put “a cold-iron watch” on the $53,000,000 Savannah in Galveston, Texas, last week.…It means putting a cadre crew aboard to keep essential maintenance on a dead ship...

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