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Word Nerd: Scow
Word Nerd: Scow

By RYAN HUME

Scow

[skaʊ]

noun

1. any number of large, flat-bottomed boats that are used primarily for hauling heavy cargo or dredging

2. Scow Bay: a largely forgotten shallow tide flat that used to...

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Word Nerd: Jewell
Word Nerd: Jewell

By RYAN HUME

Jewell [dʒu• əl]

noun

1. This unincorporated community is located in Clatsop County at the junction of Oregon State Routes 103 and 202. Traditionally a logging town near the banks of...

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