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emergy

emergy  n.— «Nearly two decades ago, the plant owners used an unorthodox metric to assess the facility’s impact on nearby estuaries. Called “emergy,” which is shorthand for “embodied energy,” the metric provides...

share of throat

share of throat  n.— «Tea is the world’s favourite beverage and claims the largest share of volume consumed. Sometimes referred to as “share of throat,” this particular measure of consumption provides a useful method of...

bampot

bampot
 n.— «All the old bampot wanted to do was measure stone circles and to prove his engineering theory.» —by Sharyn McCrumb Paying the Piper Nov. 13, 1988. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

matricula

matricula  n.— «Governor Rod Blagojevich…today signed into law a measure requiring state and local governments in Illinois to recognize identification cards issued by foreign consulates and used by immigrants. The cards are favored...

Mexico City policy

Mexico City policy  n.— «The White House told committee members that Bush “does not support Senate passage” of the bill “in its current form because it includes provisions that would overturn the Administration’s family...

scarlet letter

scarlet letter  n.— «Two senators unveiled a measure Thursday that would require drivers convicted of three drunken-driving offenses in a five-year period, or four within 10 years, to purchase license plates with a number code that police...