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pooled spray

pooled spray
 n.Note: Describes the same event as this citation for spray. «Mr Obama’s team, however, said that there never had been plans for anything but only a pooled spray, in which a handful of journalists pose questions in a more informal setting. The British Embassy sought to bridge the linguistic divide by referring to a “press availability.” Downing Street insisted that it was still a “press conference,” although one official added the caveat that “the new Administration has its own way of doing things.”» —“Gordon Brown and Barack Obama at ease after a little linguistic difference” by Tom Baldwin Times (London, England) Mar. 4, 2009. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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