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  • 1 the act or practice of holding a summit meeting, esp. to conduct diplomatic negotiations.
    2. the art or technique of conducting summit meetings.
    3. summit meetings collectively.

    December 24, 2008

  • One of a school of political economists who followed Quesnay (French economist and physician 1694-1774) in holding that an inherent natural order properly governed society, regarding land as the basis of wealth and taxation, and advocating a laissez-faire economy.

    December 24, 2008

  • "I don't do nuance," said the modern-day Manichee George Bush. "And when you're trying to lead the world in a war that I view as really between the forces of good and the forces of evil, you got to speak clearly."

    December 24, 2008

  • A person employed to write what another dictates or to copy what has been written by another.

    December 24, 2008

  • Characterized by instinct rather than intellect; earthy or crude

    December 24, 2008

  • "Nor can I say, that mankind have been more happy in their civil lot, and in the administration of their temporal affairs; which are almost every where in a wretched situation, and they themselves under the iron hand of the oppressor. The whole terraqueous globe cannot shew five free kingdoms; nor perhaps half so many kings, who make the ease and prosperity of their people their care."
    --Cato's Letter No. 48

    December 24, 2008

  • The cast-off skins, shells, or other coverings (like insect coverings) of animals

    December 24, 2008

  • Utterly detestable; abhorrent; very bad

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  • Abnormal redness; as of plumage or hair

    December 24, 2008

  • Learned this by reading a letter from Thomas Jefferson to John Adams. He was explaining his view of Calvinism.

    December 24, 2008

  • The infirmity or weakness of old age; senility

    December 24, 2008

  • The musical (also art and architecture) period following the Renaissance from roughly 1600 to 1750; Extravagantly ornate, florid, and convoluted in character or style; Irregular in shape (esp. something so ornate as to be in bad taste).

    December 24, 2008

  • A peevish ill-natured person (used in northern Yorkshire); spider (from old english - it's also used in the Hobbit. In old english "attor" means poison and "cop" means head. In modern Norwegian a spider is called edderkopp)

    December 24, 2008

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