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blurple

blurple  adj.— «Cotton knit shirt with long tail, in emerald, black or “blurple.”» —“30-35% off boys’ Red Camel & Ocean Pacific” in advert. News (Frederick, Maryland) Apr. 19, 1994. (source:...

bubble-head

bubble-head  n.— «For those who served on board the storied Maryland, the one that survived Pearl Harbor and distinguished itself at such legendary venues as the Tarawa atoll, Leyte Gulf and Okinawa, no submarine can take the place of...

glory hole

glory hole  n.— «The studio has “reheat furnaces.” “That’s where we do most of our work and the openings in the reheat furnaces are called “glory holes.’”» —“Playing with fire” by Brice...

demoflush

demoflush  n.— «The scientists considered formulas based on city garbage collection, sales tax totals, and fresh water consumption but settled on demoflush “as the most sensitive barometer.” The formula assumes the average...

demoflush

demoflush n. a measure of seasonal population change, determined by the quantity of waste-water created. Editorial Note: This term is closely, and perhaps exclusively, associated with Ocean City, Maryland. Etymological Note: demography + flush...

demoflush

demoflush  n.— «The authors describe a model for relating wastewater output to seasonal changes in population, and for estimating the amount of additional medical facilities needed by resort areas during their peak season. Data from Ocean...