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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A smoked herring exported from the town of Digby in Nova Scotia; a Digby herring.

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Examples

  • To blame Dodd for provisions that the White House demanded is dishonest in the extreme ... "digby:" The media, for reasons I don't quite understand, still seem to think they've caught Chris Dodd lying about something.

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  • Let's not let incrementalists and small-minded ambition keep the big change we need from happening. "digby:" [Dems] had better keep in mind that they were elected by a lot of new voters and liberals too and they are going to need very high levels of support for a sustained period of time to get anything done.

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  • And we know how well that worked out. "digby:" It's not that [Palin] is a stupid person.

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  • To that extent, last night's speech was a missed opportunity, if not an outright mistake. "digby:" The bottom line is that while [Palin] may not sink this ticket (at least immediately) she can't save it either.

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  • If Wall Street is in a position to haggle, it's hard to imagine it's also about to collapse. "digby:" The only responsible thing to do is to figure out a way to stanch the bleeding until the voters decide which candidate and party they prefer to lead them through this crisis.

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  • The Shock Doctrine at work! "digby:" If the Bush administration has been formulating this plan for months and never breathing a word to lawmakers about it, then there is a much bigger story here than we know.

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  • 'elites' can grasp that. "digby:" Obama was fine and sounded reassuring which is the reason they did it. "press conference, and I thought it was quite good, in a sober, unremarkable way."

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  • BooMan: "[G] ood speech, nice performance, but I need to see some more fight." digby: "[T] hese speeches are always considered clinkers by the gasbags and the people usually love them.

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  • Greenwald: "[T] his appointment may be Obama's best yet, perhaps by far." digby: "This is an excellent day for those who believe in presidential adherence to the rule of law -- the Obama team has chosen an absolutely first rate person to bring back 'honor and integrity' to the Office of Legal Council.

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  • TPM's Josh Marshall: "Does [the] Tiller murder presage a surge in right-wing domestic terrorism?" digby: "It seems as if there's somebody shooting up churches and killing cops on the basis of some wingnut obsession every few months now.

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