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elephant cage

elephant cage  n.— «On base is a maze of wire and steel rods laid out over an area larger than a football field. Local people call it “the elephant cage.” It houses one of the most important intelligence-gathering operations...

elephant cage

elephant cage  n.— «A structure similar to a fence of tall steel posts stands out in the distance. “We call that the elephant cage,” an officer says. It is the property of the 6921st Security Wing, a high-power electronic...

food-shed

food-shed  n.— «When the population grows to where it eats all that such a “food-shed” can grow, there you have your limit to size.» —by Martin D. Stevers Steel Trails: The Epic of the Railroads , 1933. (source:...

hammer-in

hammer-in  n.— «At a hammer-in held last Saturday at the home of New Bedford’s George Rebello, a couple dozen knife makers from across New England and New Jersey forged, hammered and shaped steel into handsome knives.…Rebello founded...

Clinton fence

Clinton fence  n.— «Just after the morgue-like Border Patrol HQ, the road turns to dirt and the four of us—three Minutemen and I—bounce along in their SUV for a few minutes, due south. Then, abruptly, looms the border, represented here at...

Reagan fence

Reagan fence  n.— «Just after the morgue-like Border Patrol HQ, the road turns to dirt and the four of us—three Minutemen and I—bounce along in their SUV for a few minutes, due south. Then, abruptly, looms the border, represented here at...