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Garbage Patch

Garbage Patch  n.— «They were trapped in the North Pacific Subtropical Gyre, a gigantic swirl of rotating water thousands of miles across, which is also known as the Garbage Patch.…Our oceans have become vast rubbish dumps and the...

Manhattan solstice

Manhattan solstice  n.— « I’ve heard about a “Manhattan solstice,” when the sun supposedly lines up along the streets. Is it for real? When does it happen?…On May 28 and on July 13, the sun will fully illuminate every...

junk

junk  n.— «The poignantly restitutive sight of a talismanic hunk with heebie-jeebie tits and junk of death tersely encountering elegiacal youth of bracing attributes?» —by Ethan Mordden Everybody Loves You Sept., 1988...

viewshed

viewshed  n.— «The new route through the park will take the line out of sight about 90 per cent of the park visitors, and cut “viewshed” intrusion to 25 per cent.» —“Less Spoiling Route OK’d for Briones...

repmobile

repmobile  n.— «Dearborn has apparently paid some 14 million pounds (almost $25M USD) to put Bond behind the wheel of what most British driving enthusiasts refer to as a “repmobile.” Yes, a damned sight more interesting than...

dust-off

dust-off
 n.— «The villagers kept prudently out of sight as we swept through, after a helicopter dust-off for Dum-Dum and McNey.» —by Charles W. Sasser Walking Dead Jan. 2, 1989. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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