Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Of or relating to a culture that flourished in western North America east of the Rocky Mountains during the late Pleistocene Epoch, notable chiefly for the use of grooved, leaf-shaped flint projectile points.

Etymologies

After Folsom, a town of northeast New Mexico.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • No. CONAN: Another email, this from Katherine in Folsom, California: As a reference librarian, I was asked the names of the seven dwarves shortly after I'd won a radio quiz, because I knew those names.

    Librarian Kee Malesky Considers 'All Facts' For NPR

  • Bert Danniker, a convict dying of consumption in Folsom Prison, was implicated as accessory, and his confession followed.

    THE ENEMY OF ALL THE WORLD

  • There is a lifer here in Folsom, Matthew Davies, of old pioneer stock, who is trusty of the scaffold and execution chamber.

    Chapter 13

  • And I wonder me here in Folsom, while democracy dreams its enchantments o'er the twentieth century world, whether there, in the rock-hewn crypt of that secret, desert valley, the bones still abide that once were mine and that stiffened my animated body when I was an Aryan master high-stomached to command.

    Chapter 21

  • And here I am in Folsom waiting the day duly set by Judge Morgan, which will be my last day. —

    Chapter 4

  • And, also, am I not now, as I write these lines, Darrell Sanding, under sentence of death in Folsom Prison and one time professor of agronomy in the College of Agriculture of the

    Chapter 12

  • I sit here in Folsom, in Murderers 'Row, awaiting my execution; Warden

    Chapter 16

  • [A new review from noted book critic Christopher "Bookworm" Hsiang, penned from his cell in Folsom Prison.] [This review appears in a slightly different form in Dispatches From the Border, the newsletter for Borderlands Books.]

    October 13th, 2008

  • Folsom is a historic mining town; its roots run generations deep.

    From PlanetOut

  • The architecture of New Folsom is stark and futuristic.

    The Prison-Industrial Complex

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