Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A bird (Cyanocitta stelleri) of western North America, having a black crested head, sooty-brown back and shoulders, and blue wings and tail and related to the blue jay.

Etymologies

After Georg Wilhelm Steller (1709-1746), German naturalist.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • "I think he's got the toughest job in Washington, and I think it's amazing" that he plans to go home so often, said Rep. Sam Farr D-Carmel, who represents the area and calls his own weekly coast-to-coast commute "the toughest part of the job."

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  • "How do we trust that the FDA is going to know about things that the San Francisco Bay Area has been very progressive on - the field to fork, fresh, grow local, buy local - all of that?" said Rep. Sam Farr, D-Carmel.

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  • Meanwhile, local congressman Rep. Sam Farr (D-Carmel) said he voted yes on the health bill.

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  • Much of the money comes at the request of Rep. Sam Farr, D-Carmel, who sits on the powerful House Appropriations Committee and was among the biggest bread-winners in the pending legislation.

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  • Rep. Sam Farr, D-Carmel, has proposed legislation to reform how the federal government manages the ocean.

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  • The Coalition for Immigration Reform hopes to persuade U.S. Rep. Sam Farr, D-Carmel, to become more of an "immigration champion" as discussed during the group's Tuesday night meeting in Salinas.

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  • "Funds included in the economic stimulus package for law enforcement grants are vitally important as California struggles through its economic woes," Rep. Sam Farr, D-Carmel, said in a news release.

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  • Rep. Sam Farr, D-Carmel, managed to get that squeezed into those pages; great for California doctors, but what about doctors in rest of the nation?

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  • AB 1 by Assemblymember William Monning (D-Carmel) - Teachers: program of professional growth: conflict resolution.

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  • AB 1069 by Assemblymember William Monning (D-Carmel) - Plant pests: eradication: pesticide use: notice.

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