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straw dog

straw dog
 n.— «Bishops have always been free to theological form their own diocese. If this were not the case how was Mr. Schofield able to keep from ordaining women all those twenty years? This ladies and gentlemen, is what I believe is known in some circles as a “STRAWDOG.”» —“Telephone Call For Mr. John David Schofield” by Fred Schwartz Real Anglicans Dec. 21, 2008. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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