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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...

stack

stack  v.— «The smaller vineyards could own other liquor licenses to build a wine bar or restaurant on their premises, a practice known as “stacking licenses.”» —“Measure will allow wine sales in the mail” by...

caboose bill

caboose bill  n.— «The House began the day by considering what is commonly called “the caboose bill,” a spending measure that settles the books on the current fiscal year, which ends June 30.» —“Lawmakers return to talk...

trunking

trunking  n.— «Trunking, as it is known, is already an infraction. Unfortunately, this is becoming a very common practice as teenagers are attempting to get around provisional driver’s license restrictions that limit their ability to drive...

cantometrics

cantometrics  n.— «Coining the term “cantometrics,” which he defined as meaning “song as a measure of society,” Lomax and his assistances analyzed music from Pygmy recordings to mainstream American pop through thirty-six parameters...

olf

olf n. a scientific measure of indoor odor intensity. Etymological Note: olfaction unit, from the Latin olfactus ‘the action or capacity of smelling; the sense of smell.’ Coined by Danish scientist Povl Ole Fanger in 1987. The first cite is his...