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snooker clause

snooker clause n. an (undebated) provision or rider covertly attached to legislation, or such legislation itself. Also snooker bill. Etymological Note: From snooker ‘to place in an impossible position; to stymie,’ from tactics used in the billiards...

Madibaland

Madibaland n. South Africa. Etymological Note: Madiba is the name of the Xhosa clan to which Nelson Mandela belongs, and it is applied to him by transference as a familiar title. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

Madibaland

Madibaland  n.— «Les révisionnistes auront ensuite à cœur d’adopter très rapidement la nouvelle division du pays que viennent de concocter sept sages pour qu’on en finisse avec les promiscuités indignes, honteuses...

snooker clause

snooker clause  n.— «This is a “snooker” clause—Albany parlance for a deceitful contrivance—according to Assemblymen Edward H. Lehner of Manhattant and G. Oliver Koppell of the Bronx.» —“Judgeship Battle at Hand For Albany...

snooker clause

snooker clause  n.— «It is called a “snooker clause” in legislative parlance—a last-minute insert into a dense and hurried midnight bill that, if ever disclosed after passage, always leaves legislators shocked, shocked at how...

Eurabia

Eurabia  n.— «Describing Europe as “Eurabia”—a mix of Europe and Arabia—Fallaci said the continent “has sold itself and sells itself to the enemy like a prostitute.”» —“Fallaci’s new book hits bookstores in...

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