from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. One who gripes
- n. An oppressor or extortioner
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. One who gripes; an oppressor; an extortioner.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who or that which gripes; an extortioner.
- n. A Thames collier or coal-barge.
After the damage wrought by recent storms -- especially to our electrical grid -- griper Richard Bellin was wondering why no one has dealt with a tree in his NW neighborhood that is nearly touching a power line, even though, he says, he and his neighbors have tried to get someone to cut it down for several years.
You know it's bad when a griper resorts to all caps to describe a problem.
The right, northbound lane of Old Georgetown Rd. at Wilson Rd. in Bethesda has what griper Ryan called a "nasty, chronic" pothole.
"It is near to impossible to see small sports cars, a bicyclist, and motorcycles," the griper wrote.
A griper reported the shrubbery in the median of 15th St. blocks the view of people making a left turn onto South Joyce.
See the pictures on the jump for even more gripping views of the problems the griper says exist at this traffic circle.
Problem: A griper named Nick reported rats in the alley between Lamont and Kilbourn streets in Mount Pleasant.
This week we have to give the D.C. Department of Public Works credit for fixing not one -- but two -- separate messes in Northeast D.C. In early July, griper Sylvia Brown reported an overgrown lot at the corner of Eastern Ave. and Meade St. It was full of rats and the four-to-five foot tall weeds were beginning to push into a nearby bus stop.
A griper named 10th St. resident reported the alley had become "a dumping ground" with assorted trash strewn around including bicycle tires, furniture, flourescent light tubes, empty beer bottles and much more.
A griper has a simple question: How come there are no trash cans on the playgrounds behind Westland Middle School in Bethesda, where there are ball fields and tennis courts?