from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- A city of southwest Michigan south of Grand Rapids. First settled in 1829, it is a manufacturing center. Population: 72,200.
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- n. A pump trolley.
- proper n. A city in Michigan, USA.
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- n. a town in southwest Michigan
As regular readers of this space know, the International Medieval Congress is held at Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo every year, so among medievalists we simply call it "Kalamazoo," "K'zoo" (pronounced like "kazoo"), or "The 'Zoo."
Elvis is pumping gas at a convenience store in Kalamazoo and Jimmy Hoffa is his room mate.
Email from Barbara (ph) in Kalamazoo: Back in the late '70s or early' 80s, a friend and I bought the least expensive ticket to Dionne's show one very cold evening in January at Chanhassen, Minnesota, dinner theater.
Bronson Methodist Hospital in Kalamazoo, Mich., and Menorah Medical Center, in Overland Park, Kan., had the best performance, with no infections in nearly 7,000 central line days.
To make matters worse, my flight out of Kalamazoo is at 5: 45am on Sunday, so I can't really count Sunday as a day at the conference.
As a friend of mine put it once, Kalamazoo is the one must-do event for an American medievalist each year.
Fifteen years ago, Knuth -- a Baby Boomer, cradle Catholic, teacher, wife and mother -- walked into the St. Vincent de Paul Society thrift shop in Kalamazoo, Mich., hoping to purchase a rosary for her daughter's First Communion.
Knuth and her husband, Dean (a lovely soul), deliver the bedroom set, complete with floral linens, to the ailing woman's home in Kalamazoo's dodgiest neighborhood, meeting drug addicts and would-be thieves along the way.
(Hiya Boscolamb – I live in Kalamazoo – good to see another MI person at the Burger!)
It is long and rather difficult, but Fr. David Grondz at St. Mary's in Kalamazoo, Michigan, has assigned me the task of teaching a volunteer schola this entire piece for singing at Saturday evening Mass in the ordinary form.
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