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jingly market

jingly market  n.— «Tuesday is market day in Camp Bastion and you can buy everything from plastic encased scorpion key rings, Afghan flags to the “Sex and the City” DVD box set. It is a hive of activity with soldiers from all...

mermaid tear

mermaid tear  n.— Note: Nurdles are defined here. «More alarmingly, research has shown that small plastic pieces, also termed nurdles or “mermaid tears”, act like sponges, absorbing pollutants and other harmful substances. When consumed by...

biomagnify

biomagnify  v.— «When consumed by living organisms and passed along the food chain, the pollutants become “biomagnified” and can reach dangerously high concentrations, a particular risk if / when their host fishes find their way onto our...

brown gas

brown gas  n.— «Besides saving gas money, using what is called “brown gas” makes the car drive smoother, cleans the engine and is better for the environment, Bogue said.…Under his hood, Bogue filled six quart-sized jars...

hardening off

hardening off  n.— «It is best not to put seedling so young directly out in the garden. “Hardening off” is the term for gradually acclimating them to outdoor conditions. I use an half-way house, also known in garden circles as...