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  • v. Present participle of junk.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In coal-mining, a passage through a pillar of coal.


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  • Or (and this may be over some of your heads) how about his leadership in junking the Court's mandatory deference to certain agency interpretations and actions?


  • The process of "junking" was a tedious one, as the burnt logs soon covered the axe-handle with smut, drying up the skin of the hands so they would often crack and bleed.

    The New England Magazine, Volume 1, No. 5, Bay State Monthly, Volume 4, No. 5, May, 1886

  • This is especially true if your "junking" tool of choice is a giant, building-busting hammer.

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  • The couple's only income comes from what they call "junking," which involves checking ads for items people want hauled away, such as old washing machines, then taking them in to get paid for the scrap metal. -

  • With small modifications - such as junking an unworkable insistence on sexual abstinence - Obama continued the initiative that made the United States by far the biggest player in the AIDS fight.

    SFGate: Top News Stories

  • Long-time friend Barbara Forrester said she got to know Epsie very well after re-connecting with her in 1993 through a shared love of "junking" or "treasure hunting" as they called it.

    The Walton Tribune: News

  • P slashed its ratings on those nations, even junking Greece, amid concerns that nation's policy options are narrowing because of weak economic growth prospects.


  • This could be accomplished by junking the separate corporate income tax, integrating it with the personal income tax (e.g., attributing corporate income and taxes to shareholders or eliminating personal taxes on corporate distributions), and/or allowing an immediate tax deduction (expensing) for investment (which cancels the tax at the margin on new investment and hence is the priority of most economists).

    Time to Junk the Corporate Tax

  • Gates appointed a high-level working group in February to thoroughly review all of the issues involved in junking the ban on gays in the military.

    Justified anger over Sec. Gates' letter on don't ask don't tell

  • Meanwhile, I'm considering junking TV entirely and saving the $100+ the cable company charges me.

    Giles Slade: An Entourage Too Far


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