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aquaponics

aquaponics  n.— «Susan Mahan and Steve Stansloski of Ocala volunteer with the foundation, which uses a method called aquaponics. The organization grows tilapia and vegetables together using hydroponics in a cyclical system.» —“Fish...

flusher

flusher  n.— «The Obama campaign’s New Media experts created a computer program that would allow a “flusher”—the term for a volunteer who rounds up nonvoters on Election Day—to know exactly who had, and had not, voted in real...

warm line

warm line  n.— «One of the new ways parents are being included is through phone calls such as the ones Ball gets from time to time. It’s sometimes referred to as a “warm line.” Calls can be made by any number of people—someone...

ride the wood

ride the wood  v. phr.— «Malikowski was using a replica of an 18th-century tool called a froe to split firewood into one-half- to three-quarter-inch slabs to make roofing shingles. The process is called “riding the wood,” said Malikowski...

playtron

playtron  n.— «I’ve been attending the festival since 1988 and during the 1992 and 1993 seasons I was a member of the volunteer group known alternately as the Support Troupe, Playtrons, or POR Folk.» —“Re: Sterling NY Alumni...

shrubbing

shrubbing  n.— «A Kenyan architect who stalked and then threatened to rape an American volunteer was sentenced to flogging—a common form of punishment for petty offenders in Botswana—after he pleaded guilty to common nuisance charges in a...

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