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-A- ACCAS (usually pronounced ACK-kis) - AltoCumulus CAStellanus; mid-level clouds (bases generally 8 to 15 thousand feet), of which at least a fraction of their upper parts show cumulus-type development. These clouds often are taller than they are wide,...
ALGORITHM - A computer program (or set of programs) which is designed to systematically solve a certain kind of problem. WSR-88D radars (NEXRAD) employ algorithms to analyze radar data and automatically determine storm motion, probability of hail,...
Ghostface Killah w/ Sheek Louch, Saigon, Rowdy City, Debo and Krystyle. $25 adv., $28 doors. 8 p.m., Aug. 4. Toad's Place, 300 York St., New Haven, toadsplace.com Dennis Coles has never let a good opportunity go to waste. The Staten Island, N.Y.-bred...
KIAHCheck this out: the latest edition of the Contemporary Chinese Dictionary has added more than 4,000 words to its manifest of acceptable terms and definitions this year -- and left out one. "Tongzhi" is both the Mandarin and Cantonese word for comrade. But...
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We're at a loss to explain two things: Why JPMorgan Chase took a $2 billion bath on risky trades, and how the Chicago Cubs can maintain such futility, holding the worst record in the National League. It appears to be high season for lowliness, with both...
I love online dictionaries. They’re so convenient, especially for someone who, like me, must consult two different ones on a regular basis. Within minutes of checking “Webster’s New World College Dictionary” at yourdictionary....
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I love online dictionaries. They're so convenient, especially for someone who, like me, must consult two different ones on a regular basis. Within minutes of checking Webster's New World College Dictionary at yourdictionary.com for a newspaper article I'...
The Baltimore SunYou may imagine that journalists, because they make their bread by wielding language, would (a) know something about grammar and usage and (b) write about grammar and usage intelligently. If so, you have a vivid imagination. I put it to you...
Off The MarkleyIt should come as no surprise that as a happy proponent of vulgarity, I don’t think there’s much point in TV, radio, newspapers and other media censoring language. Let’s focus on a specific case: the word to which my parents referred...
Frankly My Dear - Orlando Sentinel“Arthur Christmas” is a spirited, comically chaotic and adorably anarchic addition to the world's over-supply of holiday cartoons. It's very British, in other words — from its producers (Aardman, the folks who gave us “Wallace &...
For many Americans, the holidays mean tipping. There are gifts for the newspaper carrier, the postal worker, the baby sitter. And now, here's a holiday tip for you — 10 facts a-leaping: 1 The nation's best tippers dine in New Orleans, leaving an...
Cops are starting to talk like the rest of us. The Maryland State Police became the latest law enforcement agency to throw out its cryptic language, directing officers this week to stop telling each other "10-4" and instead just say "OK." It's a...
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