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  • If a major, national brand -- like Coleman or Emeril -- wraps itself in a banner of green, purports to maintain an expected standard, and then fails miserably to deliver on its promise, it is doing more than just a disservice to the trend-craving public; it is perpetrating what old-time journalists would have gently called a full-throttle hornswaggle.

    Elissa Altman: A Darker Shade of Green

  • Just because Lakeside residents are too lost in space to notice the difference doesn't mean that we dilettantes over here in SMA would let someone hornswaggle us into accepting genuine poop fertilizer as the same thing as "no pesticides or herbicides".

    Organic produce revisited

  • Went to Circuit City during lunch to see if I could hornswaggle them.

    unclebob Diary Entry

  • An 'if they's anything else I can do to help you beat out any ornery cuss that'd try an' hornswaggle you out of yer claim, you can count on me doin 'it!

    The Gold Girl

  • Except, if they manage to hornswaggle their way into getting their stadium paid for by the taxpayers, they better not gripe.

    Denver Post: News: Breaking: Local

  • And "dillydally" is underused, as is "hornswaggle" and anything referring to swinging dead cats.

    The Pioneer Woman - Full RSS Feed

  • As it turns out, I was able to hornswaggle my dad into preaching at the installation service yesterday.

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  • Of course, if Senator Cornyn knows all these things, one would also think that he might actually get on board with Pat Toomey now and recognize that his party doesn't really "hold" that Pennsylvania senate seat other than when it suits Specter's purposes to claim what he has to in order to hornswaggle keystoners into letting him keep it.

    Canada Free Press

  • So many people take so much for granted and it is evident in this whole election atmosphere. change. you want change. you people make me so sick. if you let this smooth talking cad hornswaggle this nation my heart will be broken.

    U.S. News

  • Congress is not in session, the Supreme Court is on holiday and the President is lighting Christmas trees and preparing for the annual State of the Union hornswaggle.

    SeekingAlpha.com: Home Page

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