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amber nectar

Beer, especially lager. Primarily heard in Australia. It's been a long day at work, I'm looking for a bit of amber nectar when I finish!
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grey amber

Another term for ambergris, a waxy substance excreted by sperm whales and used as a fixative, especially in the preparation of perfumes. The large chunk of grey amber that washed ashore is worth more than gold!
See also: amber, grey

amber gambler

slang A driver who speeds through an intersection just before the traffic light is about to turn red. The middle (yellow) traffic signal is often referred to as being the color amber. Primarily heard in UK. If you keep being a reckless ambler gambler, you're going to get into a car accident soon enough!
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a fly in amber

Something from or indicative of a bygone era that still exists in the present in the same or similar form (like an ancient insect preserved in amber). Amongst the booming modernity of the city's glass-paned skyscrapers and hip, trendy restaurants lies a fly in amber—Madame Couture's Curiosity Shop, still in the exact same building as when it opened in 1874 My brother still lives at home with our parents, with no job, no girlfriend, and no motivation in life, still living as a child, like a fly in amber.
See also: amber, fly

a fly in amber

a curious relic of the past, preserved into the present.
The image is of the fossilized bodies of insects which are often found preserved in amber.
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Jenelle Evans of the "Teen Mom 2" cast also wrote to Amber following her news.
They said the mosque is an ambitious project that will make history both for the amber stone and the UAE when it is launched on Thursday.
At the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children, we know that AMBER Alerts are often critical in the safe recovery of an abducted child, said NCMEC President and CEO John Clark.
But Amber's family could easily afford a glitzy party for Amber.
Depp, 53, agreed to pay Amber a settlement just one day before they were due to battle it out in court.
At the time of huge changes, Amber set about recording the disappearing working lives.
It's lucrative business too -- increase in demand from China has pushed the price of amber so high that its price can be compared with gold.
The amber is then worked into pieces of various shapes followed by initial polishing using buffing wheels.
Only since her death have heartbreaking social services documents revealed concerns about Amber and her pleas to live with Adrian.
About two million years ago a glacier shifted, which brought the amber to the surface where it is mined today.
The Amber team has sourced, developed and financed more than 125 social infrastructure, transportation, renewable energy and urban redevelopment projects across the UK, Europe, Canada and Australia with a total value exceeding GBP 12 bn.
During her search for distinct chemical features to make the appropriate comparison, Poulin subjected samples to pyrolysis-gas chromatography-mass spectrometry, a flash heating method of sample introduction that breaks apart the amber matrix into individual units, which then are separated and detected.
However, Halls auctioneer Jeremy Lamond reckons amber is already very expensive and may "top out" soon.
com)-- The State of Utah's AMBER Alert office has announced they will implement a new alerting system for the issuance of AMBER Alerts to the public.