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spoil bank

spoil bank  n.— «In the rolling hills just a few miles outside town, a forest of black locust, black cherry and young sugar maple grows from what the locals call spoil banks, mounds of dirt and rock tossed aside by years of strip-mining...

Hispandering

Hispandering  n.—Gloss: pandering to Hispanics. «The Scrum pays close attention to the 2004 presidential race, noticing Dick Gephardt’s recent Hispandering proposal to “legalize undocumented immigrants who have lived in the United...

where is

where is  other.— «It was sold “as is” and “where is,” which is on a 150-acre island that has at various times belonged to the Dutch, the British, the United States Army and the Coast Guard.» —“An Island’s Fire Truck, Idle for...

Pronouncing Aunt

A listener from Falmouth, Maine, disagrees with his Canadian friends about how to pronounce the word aunt. He says it shouldn’t sound like the name of the insect. But is that the way most people pronounce this word for your mother’s...

omega block

omega block  n.— «Northern California has been sitting under what meteorologists commonly refer to as an “omega” block—so named because of its distinctive shape—which features troughs of low pressure both to the west and east of a large...