wash-ashore
 n.— «The latest demand—made this month in a legal notice by San Francisco homeowners looking to sell their waterfront land for a tidy $10.75 million—has sparked what longtime Chatham resident Ned Webster calls “the big dinghy flap.” It has become more than just a controversy about dinghies and where they can and cannot be kept. Locals say it is about Chatham’s soul being eroded by newcomers with thick wallets, newcomers whom they refer to as “wash-ashores.”» —“A fishing tradition keelhauled in Chatham” by Keith O’Brien Boston Globe (Massachusetts) Feb. 28, 2008. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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