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trouble tree

trouble tree  n.— «Just as we were getting to our mains—fried catfish with cornbread and a sort-of creole slaw—a “trouble tree” came over to our table. That’s it above: two sidecars and two Adelaide swizzles. Now, I was already...

superdomed

superdomed  adj.— «There’s a new phrase in the safety industry—“Superdomed.” That’s what happened to the people in New Orleans. There were people who were damn hungry and damn thirsty stuck in the Superdome. But they weren’t dying from...

leaky levee

leaky levee  n.— «The design would include so-called “leaky levees,” an idea that features culverts at strategic locations, allowing Gulf of Mexico tides to move in and out of the northern reaches of the estuaries, maintaining...

Joshua generation

Joshua generation  n.— «Obama continued his address in Selma, calling his current era the Joshua generation, in line with Biblical account, standing on the shoulders of their predecessors.» —“Obama makes his case for being ‘Black...

throw

throw  n.— «In the French Quarter, people tossed beads—”throws” in New Orleans lingo—from balconies overlooking Bourbon Street where partiers jostled through crowded streets with drinks in hand.» —“Mardi Gras revelry...

60-day murder

60-day murder  n.— «In some neighborhoods, people refer to “misdemeanor murders,” or “60-day murders,” the length of time suspects can be held without charges.» —“In New Orleans, Dysfunction Fuels Cycle of Killing” by Adam...

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