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  • v. Present participle of funnel.


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  • Germany -- asked to provide the lion's share of aid -- had been cool to the idea of funnelling taxpayer funds into Opel after GM abandoned a deal with Canada's Magna that German Aktuelle Nachrichten

  • When the school bell chimed, Joe slowly joined the crowd funnelling through the school entrance, racked with envious misery.

    A BOY’S BEST FRIEND • by S.J. Higbee

  • The report, by the Senate armed services committee, is critical of the operations of some of these companies, saying it uncovered "evidence of private security contractors funnelling US taxpayers 'dollars to Afghan warlords and strongmen linked to murder, kidnapping, bribery as well as Taliban and other anti-coalition activities".

    Afghanistan's Reservoir Dogs: security firms criticised over 'warlord payments'

  • One highly respected, establishment figure believes that this eventually operated in a directly partisan way, that News International was, in effect, running a shadow intelligence operation, funnelling the information it gathered on the Conservatives' political enemies to that party – in return for benign treatment of its businesses.

    The new Met chief's U-turn is welcome – he had made a gross misjudgment | Jonathan Freedland

  • Countries such as Germany, Finland and the Netherlands may find it difficult to defend funnelling more cash to Athens over the coming months with the threat of the referendum looming.

    Greek government teeters on brink of collapse in wake of referendum plan

  • When I can cycle down the hill to my office in Abergavenny in a T-shirt, with sunshine on my forearms and warm air funnelling over the creases in my face, I feel the wheel of the year has turned.

    Spring's here: skylarks overhead, moles in the garden, moths in the bathroom

  • The Tea Party may look like a grassroots movement, and the antipathy to environmental protection fits well with its libertarian philosophy (if "hell no" can be considered a philosophy), but the corporations behind the movement? including BP? are funnelling big bucks to support the GOP's most outspoken climate sceptics.

    Republicans go climate sceptic

  • It was foolish of the Obama administration to make the issue of terrorism one for negotiation: Khartoum either does or does not support terrorism, and there is considerable evidence that it still does, chiefly by funnelling Iranian weapons to Hamas.

    Sudan's self-inflicted economic distress | Eric Reeves

  • A wise and witty piece by my colleague Barney Ronay in this slot on Saturday suggested that the key role of the modern Premier League manager is to rage impotently in his technical area, funnelling the frustrations and discontent of the supporters away from the owners.

    Alex McLeish's funnel vision is painful to watch | Martin Kelner

  • In the 1980s and 1990s, Pakistan became the scene of a proxy war between mostly Shiite Iran and Sunni Saudi Arabia, with both sides funnelling money to sectarian groups that regularly targeted each other.

    Twelve die in Pakistan bus attack


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