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

  • Nation, Carry Amelia Moore 1846-1911. American temperance crusader who conducted a series of raids on saloons, in which she used a hatchet to break liquor bottles and destroy furniture.

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  • Nation (_Nation du Petun_) was given by the French, and probably also by the Algonkins, to one of the Huron tribes, the

    The Iroquois Book of Rites

  • Mercy, 'and could not get it; but now the whole nation resolves itself into a Committee of Mercy: the Nation has tried Sansculottism, and is weary of it.

    The French Revolution

  • "Unfortunately, the maximum sentence, though it is within the prescribed law, goes a long way to portray us as a cruel nation and no wonder the sentence has attracted a lot of criticism," the independent Nation newspaper said.

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  • For the sake of amity among communities and unity of the nation is is high time that the Sangh parivar adopts the line of judicious prudence of accepting the status of all socio-cultural and religious monuments in the country as on 15th August 1947 in tune with the assurance to minorities by the Father of the Nation - Mahatma Gandhi.

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  • Promoted to Headline (H3) on 5/27/09: Obama Caves to 'Scaredy-Cat Nation' yahooBuzzArticleHeadline = 'Obama Caves to \'Scaredy-Cat Nation\' '; yahooBuzzArticleSummary =' Page 2 of Article: Article: Given the absence of a compelling rationale, it appears more likely that Obama is bowing to the power of fear, political fear that he might be blamed by fearful Americans if a jury acquitted some allegedly dangerous terrorist because the evidence was insufficient or because the case was tainted by torture or other government misconduct. '

    Obama Caves to 'Scaredy-Cat Nation'

  • Promoted to Headline (H3) on 5/30/09: 'Scaredy-Cat Nation' Risks US Security yahooBuzzArticleHeadline = '\'Scaredy-Cat Nation\' Risks US Security '; yahooBuzzArticleSummary =' Page 2 of Article: Article: After the Pentagon report was officially released on May 26, analysts Peter Bergen and Katherine Tiedemann reviewed the data and concluded that the Pentagon\'s "numbers are very likely inflated" because the Pentagon included ex-prisoners who were "suspected" of having engaged in militant activity and others whose acts weren\'t aimed at the United States or its allies. '

    'Scaredy-Cat Nation' Risks US Security

  • Promoted to Headline (H3) on 5/27/09: Obama Caves to 'Scaredy-Cat Nation' yahooBuzzArticleHeadline = 'Obama Caves to \'Scaredy-Cat Nation\' '; yahooBuzzArticleSummary =' Article: Given the absence of a compelling rationale, it appears more likely that Obama is bowing to the power of fear, political fear that he might be blamed by fearful Americans if a jury acquitted some allegedly dangerous terrorist because the evidence was insufficient or because the case was tainted by torture or other government misconduct. '

    Obama Caves to 'Scaredy-Cat Nation'

  • Promoted to Headline (H3) on 5/30/09: 'Scaredy-Cat Nation' Risks US Security yahooBuzzArticleHeadline = '\'Scaredy-Cat Nation\' Risks US Security '; yahooBuzzArticleSummary =' Article: After the Pentagon report was officially released on May 26, analysts Peter Bergen and Katherine Tiedemann reviewed the data and concluded that the Pentagon\'s "numbers are very likely inflated" because the Pentagon included ex-prisoners who were "suspected" of having engaged in militant activity and others whose acts weren\'t aimed at the United States or its allies. '

    'Scaredy-Cat Nation' Risks US Security

  • Promoted to Headline (H3) on 5/30/09: 'Scaredy-Cat Nation' Risks US Security yahooBuzzArticleHeadline = '\'Scaredy-Cat Nation\' Risks US Security '; yahooBuzzArticleSummary =' Page 3 of Article: Article: After the Pentagon report was officially released on May 26, analysts Peter Bergen and Katherine Tiedemann reviewed the data and concluded that the Pentagon\'s "numbers are very likely inflated" because the Pentagon included ex-prisoners who were "suspected" of having engaged in militant activity and others whose acts weren\'t aimed at the United States or its allies. '

    'Scaredy-Cat Nation' Risks US Security

  • Promoted to Headline (H3) on 5/27/09: Obama Caves to 'Scaredy-Cat Nation' yahooBuzzArticleHeadline = 'Obama Caves to \'Scaredy-Cat Nation\' '; yahooBuzzArticleSummary =' Page 3 of Article: Article: Given the absence of a compelling rationale, it appears more likely that Obama is bowing to the power of fear, political fear that he might be blamed by fearful Americans if a jury acquitted some allegedly dangerous terrorist because the evidence was insufficient or because the case was tainted by torture or other government misconduct. '

    Obama Caves to 'Scaredy-Cat Nation'

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