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charticle

charticle  n.— «Well, here’s an equation that editors and designers in newsrooms ranging from small dailies in Oregon to major metros in Florida are increasingly turning to: Chart + article = charticle.…Charticles—as defined by Omaha...

fly signs

fly signs  v. phr.— «He said he’s been arrested several times for “flying signs,” street lingo for panhandling on a street corner, and for theft of food and hygiene items at a Roth’s store.» —“Street kids and authority...

Brookings effect

Brookings effect  n.— «Brookings, just north of the California border along the Oregon coast, is known for its sometimes very un-coastal weather that has come to be called the “Brookings effect.”» —“Brookings Oregon bakes...

Oregon grate

Oregon grate  n.— «Commonly called the “Oregon grate,” the fish exclusion device fits onto the box trawl net traditionally used by pink shrimpers, allowing fishers to scoop shrimp off the sea floor without accidentally catching...

kicker

kicker  n.— «If the amount of Oregon revenues collected over a two-year budget cycle exceeds the state economists’ projections made near the end of a legislative session by two percent or more, the entire amount of the unanticipated...

flare out

flare out  n.— «After experiencing months of saturated soils in the winter, then bone dry periods in the spring and summer, some Douglas firs planted in less than ideal situations are showing what some foresters call “flare...