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port shopping

port shopping  n.— «Port shopping occurs when an import shipment is rejected by FDA officials, the exporter simply ships those products to another port of entry hoping to be one of the 97% that are not inspected.» —“FDA Proposal for...

bouncer

bouncer  n.— «It is absolutely amazing to me how badly boaters—especially liveaboards—are being discriminated against in SoCal and beyond. Even worse is the uneven treatment of those boaters port authorities have called “bouncers”—which I...

swallow the anchor

swallow the anchor  v. phr.— «Where you see yourself in five years: We’ll be back on the boat somewhere. I don’t know where. But I think we’ll keep the house and rent it out; this will always be our home port, our land lock—swallowing the...

tummy rubbing

tummy rubbing  n.— «One top Port of Seattle consultant and construction contractor had their own shorthand—”tummy rubbing”—for informally negotiating how much the port should pay for unexpected work at the airport, a recent...

cappucinocracy

cappucinocracy  n.— «The former fishing port of Tofino, some 40 miles north of Bamfield, has advanced in no more than a decade from a stellar destination for a few busloads of savvy bohemians to a grande-luxe place for Vancouver weekenders...

Los Anchorage

Los Anchorage  n.— «That was in the early 1900s when Seward was the main supply port for miners in the Hope/Sunrise district of the Kenai and where a still-hoped-for Alaska railroad would start. Seward was a boom town, and Anchorage was...