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

  • A former U.S. Navy oil reserve in east-central Wyoming north of Casper. Secretly leased to Harry F. Sinclair's oil company by Secretary of the Interior Albert B. Fall in 1921, it became a symbol of the governmental scandals of the Harding administration.

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  • n. a government scandal involving a former United States Navy oil reserve in Wyoming that was secretly leased to a private oil company in 1921; became symbolic of the scandals of the Harding administration

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Examples

  • One need only recall Teapot Dome and Watergate to recognize that such prosecutions are perfectly plausible.

    Geoffrey R. Stone: Truth and Reconciliation

  • We barely rember the sex scandles of the past but Teapot Dome and Watergate live on in the collective memory.

    Election Central Morning Roundup

  • Amazingly enough, the great Teapot Dome scandal never became an issue at all in the campaign, and Coolidge won handily.

    The Prize

  • How bout we investigate what happened with the Teapot Dome scandal?

    Think Progress » Unwilling To Investigate Bush Administration, Congress Returns To Clinton

  • This hearing, Judge Roberts, is being held in the Senate Caucus Room, which has been the site of many historic hearings going back to 1912 with the sinking of the Titanic; 1923, Teapot Dome; 1954, Army McCarthy; 1973, Watergate; 1987, Iran-Contra.

    CNN Transcript Sep 12, 2005

  • Business seemed, in the worshipful fever of the 1920s, incapable of doing wrong, save for the occasional scandal such as that involving the naval oil reserve at Teapot Dome.

    THE COMMANDING HEIGHTS

  • And so even though he rang for his personal physician -- this was all in the White House, according to Samuel Adams -- the physician came up, but at that point, this novelistic president decided it would better -- be better to go out with a certain eclat than to remain alive and then have Teapot Dome on his head.

    The Strange Deaths of President Harding

  • This hearing, Miss Miers, is being held in the Senate Caucus Room, which has been the site of many historic hearings going back to 1912 with the sinking of the Titanic; 1923, Teapot Dome; 1954, Army McCarthy; 1973, Watergate; 1987, Iran-Contra.

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  • It dwarfs 1929, Ponzi's scheme, Teapot Dome, the South Sea Bubble, tulip bulbs, you name it.

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  • Meanwhile, the Senate’s Public Lands Committee had taken up the matter of Teapot Dome.

    The Prize

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