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CODEL

CODEL  n.— «The embassy responded by assigning 22 employes to operation CODEL (congressional delegation) IPU.» —“Logistics, Cost of Trip Staggering” by Donald P. Baker in Lisbon, Portugal Washington Post Mar...

Rummy’s Dummies

Rummy’s Dummies n. a derogatory name for the U.S. military under the leadership of former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld. Editorial Note: “Rummy” is a nickname for Mr. Rumsfeld. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

Salvador option

Salvador option  n.— «The Pentagon’s latest approach is being called “the Salvador option”—and the fact that it is being discussed at all is a measure of just how worried Donald Rumsfeld really is.…The Pentagon is...

mouthbreather

mouthbreather  n.— «No how many breasts or royals they exposed, they would still be read only by the same four hundred thousand mouthbreathers.» —by Donald E. Westlake What’s the Worst That Could Happen? Oct. 1, 1996...

jointery

jointery  n.— «Peacekeeping will have major procurement implications: there will be an emphasis on flexibility and amphibiosity and the marines will have a new significance. There are implications for heavy transport and training and for...

bed-blocker

bed-blocker  n.— «“Bed blockers” are patients who had been given acute care in a Metro hospital bed but no longer need that attention. They should be sent to a chronic care hospital but there are no available beds.» —“‘Bed...