Definitions

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  • n. An obsessive railfan
  • n. A device which foams or froths liquid

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Examples

  • I am an ardent rail fan of the type known as a "foamer" and would love to see fast and easy downtown rail to D.C. But like many visions, new urbanist or whatever, the hard reality of funding can really dampen things.

    Richmond's rail dilemma

  • Olbermann is what we fondly refer to as a "foamer," - meaning he is passionately committed to the things he cares passionately about, and he doesn't care who knows it.

    Olbermann Bombshell: "I Don't Vote"

  • I'd turn from "foamer" to "clapper" in the blink of an eye.

    Manchester Evening News - RSS Feed

  • I worried that the book would be packed with a ton of variations on the dish that starts out life stiff as a plank and turns into fluffy goodness, even without a foamer.

    Elissa Altman: Food Without Foam: You Can Go Home Again

  • My attitude problem began a few years ago when I came home from work to find the latest Williams-Sonoma catalog sitting in my mailbox, and there it was: a home foamer.

    Elissa Altman: Food Without Foam: You Can Go Home Again

  • Because honestly, what home cook needs a foamer when all he or she is trying to do is get a good-to-great meal on the table, or feed junior after his soccer match?

    Elissa Altman: Food Without Foam: You Can Go Home Again

  • You're assuming a hard cut-off and a hard start (typical RW foamer binary logic, if I may say so) to both the inflection and to the contribution of CO2 and aerosol to climate.

    Balkinization

  • These laws came into effect 10 to 15 years after the warming cycle started in the mid 70s. arne: You're assuming a hard cut-off and a hard start (typical RW foamer binary logic, if I may say so) to both the inflection and to the contribution of CO2 and aerosol to climate.

    Balkinization

  • [Arne]: You're assuming a hard cut-off and a hard start (typical RW foamer binary logic, if I may say so) to both the inflection and to the contribution of CO2 and aerosol to climate.

    Balkinization

  • When a foamer sees someone jump the line, it hurts, it really hurts, and in their pain, they cry out, "Miz Dobbs, oh Miz Dobbs, Maria Rodriguez jumped the li-ine, throw her out of school, Miz Dobbs!"

    Larry Beinhart: Foaming Republicans

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