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 n.— «Another characteristic of Mr. Rumsfeld’s management style are memoranda asking pointed questions to which subordinates are supposed to drop everything in order to respond. There are so many of these that people in the Pentagon refer to them as “snowflakes.”» —“Days of war and Rumsfeld” by Jack Kelly Toledo Blade (Ohio) Oct. 1, 2005. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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