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BANANA

A derogatory term; acronym for Build Absolutely Nothing Anywhere Near Anybody. Much stronger than NIMBY—Not In My Back Yard.

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When in the evening I descended from the mountain, a man, whom I had pleased with a trifling gift, met me, bringing with him hot roasted bananas, a pine-apple, and cocoa-nuts.
The sides of the valley were here nearly precipitous, but, as frequently happens with stratified rocks, small ledges projected, which were thickly covered by wild bananas, lilaceous plants, and other luxuriant productions of the tropics.
They had previously folded up in small parcels of leaves, pieces of beef, fish, ripe and unripe bananas, and the tops of the wild arum.
As the evening drew to a close, I strolled beneath the gloomy shade of the bananas up the course of the stream.
On the road we met a large party of noble athletic men, going for wild bananas.
She took another banana, in case the first might not be sufficient.
He took the banana in a detached manner, as it to convey the idea that it did not commit him to any particular course of conduct.
he asked, pausing by the side of McCoy, who was making a breakfast off fried bananas and a mug of water.
The last several packages of dried bananas were stored in them, as well as the instruments of the officers.
McCoy finished the last banana, drained the mug, and looked slowly around.
Also, they were growing weak and complaining of stomach pains caused by the straight banana diet.
And upon this, without other warning, he let fly with the banana which missed my head, and took the constable just under the left eye.