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Ohio Ring

Ohio Ring  n.— «The New York senator’s plan for victory revolves around duplicating her Ohio victory in four neighbouring states: the so-called Ohio Ring, of Indiana, Kentucky, Pennsylvania and West Virginia. Each has the same rust-belt...

huckfest

huckfest  n.— Note: Related to the verb huck. «A “huckfest” is a gathering of snowboarders who ride as hard and as wildly as possible.» —“Steele grad jumps onto MTV” by Steve Fogarty Chronicle-Telegram (Elyria...

beer track

beer track  n.— «That’s because Maryland, said Thomas Schaller, associate professor of political science at University of Maryland Baltimore County, has become a “wine track” state, similar to California, New Jersey and...

postman’s holiday

postman’s holiday  n.— «Wolfley devoted little time to anything outside his work. Even his sight-seeing verged on the “postman’s holiday,” for his walks usually ended at the Cluny Museum, where he examined Guillaume Dupuytren’s...

floriental

floriental  adj.— «Enchanting Celine Dion—The industry calls this a “floriental” scent—an apt term for this somewhat flowery, somewhat woodsy fragrance. $25.99 for 1 ounce, Kohl’s stores.» —“The It List” Plain...

colony collapse disorder

colony collapse disorder  n.— «That is why experts are concerned about an unexpected die-out of a large portion of the bee population this winter. According to the Ohio Department of Agriculture, beekeepers in 24 states—including Ohio—have...