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 n.— «On the lips of some Tennesseans, the name “horn-honker” is a slur. But to the thousands who descended on the state Capitol over several years to stop a state income tax, “horn-honker” is akin to “patriot” and “watchdog’» —“Celebrate the patriotism of horn-honkers” by Tim Chavez Tennessean (Nashville) June 25, 2004. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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