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century

century  n.— «Together we’ve ridden thousands of miles on California’s back roads, frequently riding the organized cycling outings referred to as centuries. Riding 100 miles on a bike (there is usually a 62 mile so-called metric century...

blue-board

blue-board  n.— «Travelers along Interstate 57 are subjected to food, fuel and lodging signage, along with tourist attractions. Following years of paperwork and waiting, signs are being installed at the Exit 71 mile marker, also known as...

witness post

witness post  n.— «In recent years the state of Louisiana has embarked on the grueling process of improving its infrastructure maps. People trudge through marshes looking for so-called witness posts, aboveground markers for pipelines...

bike-whack

bike-whack  v.— «We chose to take a gamble and take an old logging road deep into the forest, then bushwhack up the steep hillside to reach the Parkway.…After about a mile and a half uphill walk/ride up past a cemetery, we entered...

wedge tornado

wedge tornado  n.— «The tornado that struck Greensburg is being described as at least a mile wide, perhaps a mile and a half wide. It was what is known as a “wedge” tornado, a tornado that looks wider than it does tall...

put a nickel in someone

put a nickel in someone  v. phr.— «It came from the days of the Nickelodeon (very early 20th century) and was retailed to me by my grandmama. People would pop a nickle into the Nickelodeon (player piano) and a frantically energetic and...