"re-meander", "remeandering". Also, "daylighting"

Benjamin Barrett gogaku at IX.NETCOM.COM
Sat Jan 14 01:19:15 UTC 2012

I learned this use of "daylight" from a friend of mine who uses it as a verb. I reported that use as early as 1916 last month: (http://listserv.linguistlist.org/cgi-bin/wa?A2=ind1112D&L=ADS-L&P=R2746&I=-3&d=No+Match%3BMatch%3BMatches)

It seems to be common these days given the movement in water feature restoration.

Benjamin Barrett
Seattle, WA

On Jan 13, 2012, at 3:25 PM, Ken Hirsch wrote:

> Searching on "remeanding" also led me to "daylighting"
>   - Stream Corridor Improvements =96 Remeandering and Daylighting Streams,
>   Habitat Restoration, and Fish Friendly
> Culverts<http://lid.okstate.edu/training-sessions/copy4_of_webinar-ordinanc=
> es-for-protecting-water-quality-2013-natural-lawns-rain-gardens-downspout-d=
> isconnection>
>   - Creek Daylighting
> FAQ<http://www.sf-planning.org/ftp/files/Citywide/Glen_Park/PUC_Daylighting=
> _FAQ_and_Case_Studies.pdf>
> (pdf)
>   "Creek daylighting refers to projects that uncover and restore creeks,
>   streams, and rivers previously buried in underground pipes and culverts,
>   covered by decks, or otherwise removed from view"
> Ken Hirsch

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