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


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  • In House races, lightly covered by the press, news is mostly generated by incumbents, who get to send out "franked" mailings to constituents that testify to their greatness at taxpayers 'expense.

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  • Democrats have to approve these mailings under the House "franked" mail system -- the system by which communications are sent between Congress and constituents that requires the member signature in place of a stamp.

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  • Crist appoints himself becoming the incumbent with all the priviliges (franked mail) and advantages (constant media exposure as a senator) of an incumbent.

    First on the CNN Ticker: Florida senator to resign seat

  • It declared an interim fully franked dividend of 19 cents per share.

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  • They think their other advantages - franked mail, automatic access to local news outlets, a litany of local pork projects, government funded constituent services, and gerrymandered districts - will protect them.

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  • My weeny merguez, resting flaccidly on couscous, franked the inoffensiveness form, while another, fatter nine quid banger, "the Beaujolaise" – an amalgam of pork, mushroom, onion and bacon – seemed less a sausage than a loose coalition struggling to coexist amicably under the one skin.

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  • All credit to the winner, however, whose form with Goldikova last time out was franked in no uncertain terms yesterday.

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  • I still have the franked reply I received in return.

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  • In London, Evelyn Waugh used to walk through rainstorms into Hampstead to mail letters so that they'd be franked with the prestigious NW3 postcode.

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  • He was a shade disappointing last time, but at the prices I'm prepared to forgive one poor showing and focus instead on the promise of his previous second over today's course and distance, form which has been franked since by two wins from third-home Jovial.

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