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bullet line
 n.— «There’s a lot of talk about the bullet line in Juneau these days. Now we even have a bullet line czar that Gov. Sarah Palin has designated to ramrod the project—Harry Noah, a veteran and capable state official. “Bullet line” is the euphemism for a 20-inch or 24-inch pipeline that would carry natural gas from the North Slope to Southcentral Alaska.» —“Gas bullet line depends on answers to questions” by Tim Bradner Anchorage Daily News (Alaska) Mar. 15, 2009. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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