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deminibus
 n.— «After winning his colleagues’ support for a plan to restructure his committee, Cochran said the days of the appropriations omnibus—a measure combining several spending bills—are finished. “We’re not going to have any,” Cochran declared softly. But, questioned about the possibility of a “minibus,” a diminutive that has come to describe an omnibus bearing just a few bills, Cochran quickly countered with a new construction, presumably meaning a vehicle with a very small number of bills. He called it “deminibus.”» —“Cochran Coins New Term for Multiple-Bill Spending Packages” by Jonathan Allen CQ Today Mar. 5, 2005. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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