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god bump

god bump  n.— «As we climbed up the mountain, we met the pastor of the village and he said that he had been praying for two years for help.…I got what I call “God bumps” on the back of my neck because I realized that I...

sweet spot

sweet spot  n.— «Like the snowflakes that fall on the mountain, no two days are alike in the avalanche-control business.…The explosives come in two forms.…The method of delivery depends on the accessibility of the “sweet...

high-marking

high-marking  n.— «Police in western Canada are cautioning snowmobile users against performing a dangerous straight-up tactic that killed an Alberta man last weekend. The practice is called “high-marking” and involves a...

glass

glass  v.— «That evening, he took me up on the mountain (really a mesa) as he called it, and we parked and glassed for elk.» —“The Luck of the Draw” by Keegan Fielder in Pfeifer, Kansas Buckmasters Jan. 18...

Califernian

Califernian  n.— «“Every little bit of luck helps,” says the mountain operations manager at B.C.‘s legendary Fernie Alpine Resort.…The town is such a pleasant diversion from the slopes, with its main drag of century-old hotels...

Country Eggs

Dear fellow lexigrapplers, This week in the latest A Way with Words podcast, Martha reminisces about her family's mountain roots while dipping into the delicious vocabulary of Southernisms found in the Dictionary of Smoky Mountain English. When...