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  • n. Plural form of ringmaster.


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  • With nine months left before a make-or-break election, a disgruntled majority of Americans are unlikely to step into the Democrat's big tent as long as the ringmasters are the same old professional election losers and the performers second-rate impersonators.

    Ian Masters: The Silent Minority

  • Matthews will be the 'ringmasters' of their coverage of the conventions this summer.

    Chris Wallace: 'MSNBC's coverage went so far over the line'

  • Some of the ringmasters are very particular about what they play: A few weeks ago, a woman named Nancy walked into the room and someone yelled out for "Nancy With the Laughing Face."

    Sing Us a Song at the Bar

  • When activists met with officials in Dehradun, some pondered the necessity of rescuing the children if, as the ringmasters claim, their performing financially supports families struggling to make ends meet.

    India's Circus Owners Banned From Using Children Performers

  • New approaches to accountability also mean that teachers have to be ringmasters, whipping their unruly 'animals' so they will jump through the hoops of standardized tests -- or the hoops of a curriculum that is handed down from on high and designed to be 'teacher-proof'.

    John Merrow: What Do Teachers Do?

  • On the other hand, if they are at various times policemen, social workers, surrogate parents, counselors, health care providers, nutritionists and ringmasters, then the one best word for 'teacher' has been staring me right in the face the entire time: teacher.

    John Merrow: What Do Teachers Do?

  • The rightwing ringmasters crack their whips, the acts do their spiels, the audience eats it up.

    Steven Weber: GOP-za-Poppin'!

  • Bookish gryphons, petulant sphinxes, mourning mermaids, sinister ringmasters, all these and more!


  • Somewhere between five and seven years of age, most young brains are readied to become their own ringmasters and bring all their knowledge about letters, sounds and words together to read.

    Dear parent: why your dyslexic child struggles with reading

  • Gilchrist and his heirs would not require the batsman to take a nosegay to the crease and they tend to set the fielding side's tempo by deed more than word, more orchestra conductors than circus ringmasters.

    My glove affair with keepers of the lost stumpers' art


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