half-principal love

Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In carpentry, a roof-member or rafter that does not reach to the ridge-pole, but is supported at the top by a purlin.

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Examples

  • Even Pete Rouse, who was devoted to his old boss Daschle, thought in the end that Rahm was the stronger candidate for chief of staff, mostly because, while Daschle was a “principal” Washington-speak for a powerful elected representative or someone of Cabinet rank and would have done the job capably, Rahm was “half-staff, half-principal,” for a job that was just that.

    THE PROMISE

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