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hire to play

hire to play  v. phr.— «Not to be outdone, the D.C. Republicans say let’s ban gifts worth more than $20 and also outlaw the odious little practice called “hire to play.” That one has been forcing lobbying firms to hire more...

educanto

educanto  n.— «What Mr. Weaver seems to care about most is spending. Or, as he calls it in pure educanto, inputs.» —“Throw money at it” Arkansas Democrat-Gazette (Little Rock) Dec. 23, 2005. (source: Double...

jangle box

jangle box  n.— «Seaman conducted from the harpsichord (or the “jangle box,” as he calls it).» —“Fleming offers flawless holiday gem” by John Pitcher Democrat and Chronicle (Rochester, N.Y.) Dec...

purp

purp  n.— «Gov. Andrews related a Texan practice in training dogs with sheep. “A purp is taken from its mother before its eyes are opened and put with an ewe to suckle. After a few times the ewe becomes reconciled to the pup which...

purp

purp  n.— «A man he owned a terrier dorg—/A bob-tailed onery cuss./And that there purp got that there man/In many an ugly muss.» —“The Fate of A Fighting Dog” by Sim Pelton Indiana Democrat (Indiana, Pa...

wet

wet  n.— «Each party has roughly a half-dozen “wets” within their Senate delegation, wets being defined as wobbly Democratic senators from “red” states (like Mark Pryor and Blanche Lincoln) and wobbly Republican senators from “blue” states...