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an area near Buffalo, N.Y., famous for its high amount of toxic waste and the effects it had on the residents there
Environmental Protection Agency
a town in New Hampshire very close to the Canadian border
Rumford is in Maine, less than 50 miles due east of Berlin, N.H.
the capital of Vermont
a city about twenty miles west of Berlin, N.H.
a misspelling of "aneurysm," it's a bursting of a weak blood vessel, if in the brain, usually causing a stroke
a city 15 miles up the coast from Boston
FROM SYRACUSE TO TICONDEROGA, NY
This line would go right through Park in New York.
FROM TICODEROGA, NY TO SALEM, MA
The lower corner of Vermont lies below this line.
a group of sycophants
a synthetic substance used in, among other things, bulletproof vests
a disparaging remark
defined by the Cambridge Online French-English dictionary as an interjection "expressing a lack of interest or enthusiasm"
i.e., a moron
overtaken by darkness
Spanish for "testicles"
probably a neologism in French, redémisement, with démisement meaning something along the lines of "dislocation," so redémisement being a re-dislocation or a second dislocation, here of territory
"Scenarios" is the correct plural.
For an example, see right.
Health, Education, and Welfare
"Eminent domain" is the right of the government to seize private property to serve a greater good. This would be the opposite.
French: of course
United States Organizations, an organization dedicated to entertaining troops at war
coup de grâce
French: death blow
hard to deal with or manage
a territory of northwest Canada that borders Alaska's western border
According to the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, this is "the technique or practice of maneuvering a dangerous situation to the limits of tolerance or safety in order to secure the greatest advantage, esp. by creating diplomatic crises."
This is one-third of a revolution per minute. LPs go literally 100 times faster.
'Flight of the Bumblebee'
an interlude in The Tale of Tsar Saltan, an opera by Russian composer Nikolai Andreyevich Rimsky-Korsakov (1844-1908)
a misunderstanding or disagreement between persons or nations
Federal Elections Commission
Strategic Air Command
of or pertaining to the climax of a play, movie, etc
a chemical element that contaminates homes in gaseous form
doesn't appear to be a real place
the capital of Connecticut
a brand of glue
the second most populous city in S. Africa, on the country's southeast coast
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French: Clipperton himself
this is the aberration of light across a field
a brand of fruit and fruit drinks
410 · Hal's History of Television Before Subsidized Time
beginning to develop
alternate spelling of Sichuan
a reference to the anti-trust act introduced by Sen. John Sherman of Ohio (1823-1900)
Tele-Communications, Inc. (now defunct)
John C. Malone (born 1941), now CEO of Liberty Media
Turner Broadcasting System, founded by Robert Edward "Ted" Turner III (born 1938)
Canadian Broadcasting Centre
American Council of Disseminators of Cable
Look at the first letters of the capitalized words.
a surgical procedure whereby fat is literally sucked out of the body
Political Action Committees
Rapid Eye Movement
an alternate spelling of "cabal," meaning a small group of secret plotters
black and white
a brand-name ointment for hemorrhoids
a super advertisement, using the German über ("super") as a prefix
Major League Baseball
Ch. 11 protection
Chapter 11, a section of the bankruptcy code under which one could file for protection from creditors
Dow turned Grizzly
i.e., a bear (downward-moving) market environment began
a once-successful television series on ABC
a type of dive
vox- and digitus-populi
Vox populi means "voice of the people" in Latin. Digitus populi would be "finger of the people."
Central Processing Unit
as with tentacles
General Telephone and Electronics
in a way suggesting that people are very much in a state of nature, i.e., without rules or laws
Used in the 2 times the square root of area formula, the exclamation point denotes a factorial
used here, meaning as close to reality as possible
lying on the Equator
regarding the study of mushrooms
in the style or manner of Richard Wagner, the German operatic composer