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pucker power

pucker power  n.— «And our golf courses likewise are mostly devoid of pretense or trickery. No Trump-built waterfalls. No carries over ocean chasms. No greens perched on mountain crags.…Challenge. There has to be an element of, as...

witness post

witness post  n.— «As surveys progressed, various improvements were introduced to secure regularity and convenience of description, by the establishment of base-lines, meridians, and standard parallels, through certain permanent natural...

bike-wack

bike-wack  v.— «“Bike-wack”…The competitors trekked through the trees to the second CP, another 12 km’s away, picked up their bikes at this remote drop point and mountain biked onward.» —“Hope Launches Western Canada...

bike-whacking

bike-whacking  n.— «During September’s Subaru Primal Quest, a 400-mile battle of wits with Washington state’s rugged North Cascade mountains and mazelike coastline, Kloser said two impossible-to-pedal mountain bike legs through tangles of...

skylab

skylab  n.— «Already in the gold rush mountain of Diwalwal (Monkayo, Davao del Norte) they use the same Honda motorcycle differently—no side car but it accommodates as many as eight passengers. They call it “skylab,” for it...

valley fill

valley fill  n.— «Mountaintop removal is just what the name suggests. Peaks are cleared of trees. Giant steam shovels then scrape away the topsoil. The rock beneath is blasted away until the coal is exposed. Some blasts have lopped as much...