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beaching

beaching  n.— «Dofasco spokesperson Andrew Sloan said the incident in question occurred when excess molten iron was poured into shallow pits by the plant—a process known as “beaching.” The pits had snow in them and the reaction...

biohol

biohol  n.— «The ethanol made here is not only clean but also cheap—this is perhaps the first ethanol plant to achieve both. More important, it is an early demon stration of the great potential of biohols—liquid fuels derived from biomass...

blowing brains

blowing brains  n.— «On Nov. 28, Dr. DeVries’s boss, Dr. Ruth Lynfield, the state epidemiologist, toured the plant. She and the owner, Kelly Wadding, paid special attention to the head table. Dr. Lynfield became transfixed by one procedure...

head table

head table  n.— «A survey of the workers confirmed what the plant’s nurses had suspected: those who got sick were employed at or near the “head table,” where workers cut the meat off severed hog heads.» —“A Medical Mystery Unfolds in...

net zero

net zero  n.— «Its goal is to take the Casa Grande plant off the power grid, or nearly so, and run it almost entirely on renewable fuels and recycled water. Net zero, as the concept is called, has the backing of the highest levels of...

left of boom

left of boom
 n.— «“Left of boom“—U.S. military’s effort to disrupt insurgent cells before they can build and plant bombs.» —“Glossary” Washington Post Sept. 28, 2007. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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