American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Slang A government project or appropriation that yields jobs or other benefits to a specific locale and patronage opportunities to its political representative.
- n. a legislative appropriation designed to ingratiate legislators with their constituents
- From pork barrel, barrel for storing pork, supply of money. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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Things that sound edible but are not (usually). See Liberty's To Eat, or Not to Eat? for more diet food.
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Words as I learn them.
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