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wheeling

wheeling  n.— «The best bill in the whole bunch is A-1660, a comprehensive measure the Senate passed last year. It covers all levels of government and eliminates the back-channel practice known as “wheeling,” which lets...

Fedders house

Fedders house  n.— «Perhaps most vocal among the complainants decrying the development of “Fedders houses,” as they have come to be known, are residents of Bay Ridge, whose neighborhood awaits city approval of a rezoning...

deminibus

deminibus  n.— «After winning his colleagues’ support for a plan to restructure his committee, Cochran said the days of the appropriations omnibus—a measure combining several spending bills—are finished. “We’re not going to have...

creeper

creeper  n.— «But on board now of course are also those newish ladies and gentlemen who are sometimes referred to as “creepers.” In the ancient game of “You go down, I go up,” they see themselves as inheritors who...

historical

historical  n.— «But on board now of course are also those newish ladies and gentlemen who are sometimes referred to as “creepers.” In the ancient game of “You go down, I go up,” they see themselves as inheritors...

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...