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 n.— «The measure was a “rat,” which, in legislative parlance, is a favor-bestowing amendment that supporters sneak through when (wink, wink, nod, nod) no one is looking.» —“Legislative Stalling Becomes A Matter Of Degrees” by Michele Jacklin Hartford Courant (Conn.) May 26, 2004. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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