gusher gusher  /ˈɡə ʃər/

Definition(s):

  • (n) an oil well with a strong natural flow so that pumping is not necessary

Usage(s):

  1. Consider what happened the first time the nations of the Persian Gulf found themselves in a dollar gusher, during the oil crises of the 1970s.
  2. At Blue Ridge, outside of Houston, he hit a gusher.
  3. He loved the thrill of finding a gusher, the throaty roar and sudden spout of oil through the derrick.

News

  • Health problems in Mayflower

    Great report from HuffPost on lingering problems for residents of Mayflower two months after the oil spill. More than two months after ExxonMobil’s 65-year-old Pegasus pipeline burst and spewed a gusher of thick Canadian tar sands oil through Mayflower, AR, and into a marsh on Lake Conway—the state’s most popular fishing spot—residents are still complaining of health problems and are worried ...
    on June 5, 2013     Source: Arkansas Times

Quotes

  1. "Given America's difficult economic circumstances and parlous fiscal condition, military spending on things large and small can and should expect closer, harsher scrutiny," Mr. Gates said. "The gusher has been turned off, and will stay off...
    on May 8, 2010 By: Robert Gates Source: Wall Street Journal

  2. "The flow of revenues to oil companies is like the gusher at the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico: heavy and constant," said Senator Robert Menendez, Democrat of New Jersey, who has worked alongside the Obama administration on a bill that would cut...
    on Jul 3, 2010 By: Robert Menendez Source: New York Times

  3. "Moveon.org endorsed [Sen. Barack Obama] - which is like a gusher of money that never seems to slow down," Clinton says in the tape, going on >>>
    on Apr 19, 2008 By: Hillary Rodham Clinton Source: p2pnet.net

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