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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of canvas.


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  • The jackets are now fully canvassed, meaning they have a full canvas interlining sewn into the front to give it its shape, rather than having the front and the lining fused or glued in place, as was the case when the suits were made in Italy.

    China's Challenge to Italy

  • I am a bit dismayed that both Richard & I were tagged by some in the debate as biased or "canvassed" or whatever the term is, when I think we both acted in good faith … but there are plenty of folks on the AfD discussion who have pointed this out.

    Raph's Website

  • They canvassed their community, talking with and surveying hundreds of parents about their hopes and aspirations for their school.

    Ben Austin: Desert Trails Elementary School Makes History

  • Not content to wring their hands and cry 'Woe is us,' everyday citizens researched the issues, organized to educate their neighbors, held rallies, made speeches, petitioned and canvassed, marched and marched again.

    Miles Mogulescu: Where Does the #Occupy Movement Go From Here?

  • It is to establish clear blue water between their principles and ours; and it is to develop and proselytize a coherent and creditable liberal alternative to the economic vandalism now to be canvassed at us by Eric Cantor, Paul Ryan and their ilk.

    David Coates: Sanity in a Time of Madness

  • • The major claim currently being canvassed by the incoming Republican House majority is that federal spending must now be cut quickly and significantly -- a cut of $100 billion is regularly cited -- in order both to stimulate private-sector economic growth and to free future generations from an unacceptable level of federal debt.

    David Coates: Sanity in a Time of Madness

  • A detective unit that specializes in investigating sex crimes spoke to possible witnesses and canvassed the area to look for a suspect.

    DA: Meteorologist Lied About Rape Claim

  • Options that will be canvassed are a ban on the mixing of sperm and eggs between close relatives those who would otherwise be banned from having sex with each other or a ban only on the mixing of sperm and eggs between genetic relatives.

    Fertility views sought on egg donations within families

  • The considerable shortcomings of Islamic fundamentalism have been well-canvassed in Canada and elsewhere -- its insularity, its cultivation of ignorance, its fanaticism.

    Archive 2009-05-01

  • In the fall, a small brigade of supporters canvassed the neighborhood near Mount View Place SE and Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue SE in Anacostia, where Latisha was last seen.

    Man is arrested in slaying of missing D.C. woman Frazier


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