American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A protective concrete barrier used as a highway divider and a means of preventing access to a prohibited area.
- From the fact that they were first used on the New Jersey Turnpike. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Previewing an array of government wiretaps the jury will hear over coming weeks, Niewoehner bore in on the marquee charge in the case - the accusation that Blagojevich in late 2008 hoped to squeeze Barack Obama over the governor's pick to replace the then-president-elect in the U.S. Senate.”
“Day three closes out a long weekend with dinner at the Blue Duck Tavern where the Obamas recently celebrated their 17th anniversary, and a nighttime trip to the Lincoln Memorial which the then-president-elect and future first lady did with their daughters last January.”
“Prosecutor Chris Niewoehner says jurors heard Blagojevich try to shake down then-president-elect, Barack Obama, for a job in exchange for appointing an Obama friend to his U.S.”
“Uruguay's then-president-elect did something similar earlier this year, but he needed to get to his own inauguration.”
“At least one phony tweet was sent from the account of Fox News and another phony tweet was sent from the account of then-president-elect Barack Obama offering more than 150,000 followers a chance to win $US500 in free gasoline, the FTC said.”
“States on September 11, 2001 -- the then-president-elect said they demonstrated "the grave and urgent threat of terrorism".”
“Sanford, who confronted Obama over the stimulus plan in a Dec. 1 meeting of the then-president-elect with 46 governors, last week became the first governor to reject some of the stimulus money.”
“At the same time, then-president-elect Obama was publicly elaborating on his election-night promise of a hypoallergenic dog for his two daughters, Sasha and Malia.”
“Sanford outlined his concerns in December when the then-president-elect met with governors in Philadelphia to discuss the stimulus proposal.”
“Davis got a taste of how competitive the toy market can be when at least four other companies released their own Obama puzzles last year to cash in on the popularity of the then-president-elect.”
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