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526. Strike, Annual: The best time for the Waste Disposal services to strike is the hottest days in summer, with trash cooking in the su...  
527. Harvard on the Hudson: An ironic reference to Dutchess Community College, Poughkeepsie's two-year school.  
528. Brett Favre: Future Hall-of-Famer Brett Favre was traded to the Jets after an illustrious career and heated soap opera saga with...  
529. Naked Cowboy: The Naked Cowboy is a street musician in Times Square who wears nothing but a cowboy hat, cowboy boots, and briefs....  
530. A-Rod: A-Rod's the nickname for the Yankee third baseman, Alex Rodriguez, who is often out of favor among New York fans fo...  
531. Broadway Brett: This is a new nickname for NFL legend Brett Favre after being traded to the New York Jets. The nickname is a play o...  
532. Larry Ellison: Larry Ellison is the founder and CEO of Oracle, as well as a New York City native. Ellison is the highest paid CEO ...  
533. Dome, The: A nickname for the Carrier Dome, the largest domed stadium located on any college campus. Constructed in 1979-1980,...  
534. Cloisters, The: The Cloisters are an extension of the Metropolitan Art Museum dedicated to the architecture and art of the European...
535. Pay-Rod: A play on Alex Rodriguez's nickname, "A-Rod". Rodriguez first got the nickname after signing an excessive $252 mill...  
536. Loisaida: The Spanish (or Spanglish) pronunciation of the Lower East Side of Manhattan. This neighborhood is largely Hispanic...  
537. Nuyorican: A word that means New York Puerto Rican, obviously coming from a combination of the two terms. The Puerto Rican pre...  
538. boricua: Boricua is a nickname for Puerto Ricans. Borinquen is what the native TaĆ­nos called what is now Puerto Rico. Puerto...  
539. Neorican: Neorican is a word used for a Puerto Rican living in New York or a native New Yorker of Puerto Rican descent. In Pu...  
540. AAH-ringe: This is how a New Yorker might say "orange".  
 
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A device attached to the wheel of a car by Pittsburgh Police in order to immobilize the vehicle and aid in the enforcement of parking violations.

An old nickname for Knoxville for its former prominence in the textile industry. At one point Knoxville had 20 textile mills, but they started to close in the 1950's.

1. The Chicago Bungalow is the main source of housing design in the Chicago area. These bungalow style houses make up about a third of the city's housing. Many of these were built during beginning of the 20th century and the period after WWII.

2. The house featured during the theme song of the old sitcom Family Matters...

1. A mother of youth hockey players or a cheesy political gimmick to help mobilize the conservative base of the Republican Party for the 2008 Presidential Election.

2. The Alaskan version of "soccer mom" that was popularized on the national stage by Sarah Palin, former Wasilla mayor and current VP candidate on the Republican ticket. Palin said at the Republican National Convention: "What's the difference between a hockey mom and a pitbull?....LIPSTICK!"

Giles Corey utter these words during the Salem Witch Trials. Accused of being a warlock, Corey was arrested on April 18, 1692. At that time, a person could not be tried unless he entered a plea of "guilty" or "not guilty." When Corey refused to plea, he was tortured by the authorities, who laid a heavy board on top of him and placed large stones on the board. Every time they asked for a plea, Corey simply said, "More weight." Eventually Corey was crushed to death. Visitors to the Witch City can see Corey's grave marker, and the Witch Trials Memorial, in Salem Cemetery.