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dump

dump  n.— «“We’ve had a lot of snow,” veteran weather observer Jim Markalunas told The Aspen Times, “but they’ve all been small increments, 4, 5 or 6 inches.” Markalunas, who has monitored Aspen’s weather since the mid...

dark ages

dark ages  n.— «Dark Ages—Period between Christmas and spring break, when bad weather and no breaks make it the most depressing time of the year.» —“A look at the lingo used by the mids; Source: Brief Points: An Almanac for Parents...

Uggianaqtuq

Uggianaqtuq  n.— «Uggianaqtuq (OOG-gi-a-nak-took) is a North Baffin Inuktitut word that means to behave unexpectedly, or in an unfamiliar way. From the perspective of many hunters and elders in the Arctic, the weather has become...

mahogany reef

mahogany reef n. a place where alcoholic drinks are served, especially in a seaside community. Editorial Note: This is a jocular expression associated with sailing and fishing. It is sometimes used as the name of an actual drinking establishment...

Nollywood

Nollywood  n.— «Bad news, in the newsman’s parlance, is good news. Not for Nollywood, the alias for Nigeria’s home video industry, which was recently hit by bad weather in nearby Ghana.» —“On Nollywood Films in Ghana” by...

stale dating

stale dating  v.— «TBS hoped to reduce or eliminate the high cost of remote satellite broadcasts and to avoid the stale dating inherent in studio weather information.» —“Zydacron and Tokyo Broadcasting System Revolutionize Live...