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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...

spey cast

spey cast  v. phr.— «To achieve long casts consistently over a long day of casting, many steelhead fly-anglers in the Northwest have taken up two-handed rods and a technique called spey casting. Traditional single-handed fly casting...

secret season

secret season  n.— «This latter half of spring, after the spring breaks have ended, is often called the “secret season” on the coast, because awe inspiring natural delights like these are quite common, but the beaches are generally...

Foakleys

Foakleys  n.— «Imitation—in this case eyewear a colleague refers to as Foakleys or faux Oakleys—is a pretty good indication of trendiness.» —“Wearable tech gizmos tend to be geeky” by Jonathan Sidener Bend...

corking

corking  n.— «I’ve been a little obsessed with the idea of spool knitting lately, having first seen it in action in the wonderful 200 Braids book. This type of knitting, sometimes called corking, is familiar to Girl Scouts and schoolkids...

toy hauler

toy hauler  n.— «A good number of the units on display were of a style that didn’t even exist a few years ago. That would be the “sport utility trailer,” more commonly known as the “toy hauler.” A SUT is a travel...