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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...

string of pearls

string of pearls  n.— «The second event has been much quieter but has more ominous implications, Beijing’s steady expansion of its “string of pearls” strategy. A new phrase coined by geo-strategists’ for Chinese efforts to...

cold-iron

cold-iron  v.— «However, said Chavdarian, if the ocean-going ships that now call at the port are required to “cold iron,” that is, completely shut down all boilers while in port and rely on shore-side electric power for lights...

cold-ironing

cold-ironing  v.— «The state of Alaska has imposed emission regulations in respect of soot, with quite severe penalties if exceeded, and several harbours in Sweden require cold ironing or emission reductions when some of the larger ferries...

string of pearls

string of pearls  n.— «The internal report stated that China is adopting a “string of pearls” strategy of bases and diplomatic ties stretching from the Middle East to southern China that includes a new naval base under...

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