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  • And when Congress reassembled, Calhoun was successful in forcing the Democratic caucus to strip Benton of all his committees except Foreign Affairs, on which he was left only for purposes of a trumped-up story that Atchison had graciously interceded for him.†   (source)
  • He was re-elected to the Senate by an overwhelming majority, later to become Chairman of the Senate Democratic Caucus, then Secretary of the Interior and finally Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States.†   (source)
  • And no communion, no compromise, no caucus with them ....From this command I appeal to the people of Missouri, and if they confirm the instructions, I shall give them an opportunity to find a Senator to carry their wishes into effect, as I cannot do anything to dissolve this Union, or to array one-half of it against the other.†   (source)
  • CHAPTER III — A Caucus-Race and a Long Tale†   (source)
  • As the congress drew to a close, I attended a caucus to plan the future of the clubs.†   (source)
  • His life was one of caucuses and conventions, party circulars and speeches, requests, recommendations, stratagems, schemes, and ambitions.†   (source)
  • And that gentleman was so determined to ruin Edward, who was the chairman of the Tory caucus, or whatever it is—that the poor dear sufferer had the very devil of a time.†   (source)
  • Be off with you, my boy, and play with your caucuses and leading articles and historic parties and great leaders and burning questions and the rest of your toys.†   (source)
  • Not only would the Nawab Bahadur and others be angry, but the Government of India itself also watches—and behind it is that caucus of cranks and cravens, the British Parliament.†   (source)
  • The people had tasted this new joy; and, as we could not hope to suppress newspapers now,—no, not by the strongest party,—neither then could king, prelate, or puritan,—alone or united, suppress an organ, which was ballad, epic, newspaper, caucus, lecture, Punch,[530] and library, at the same time.†   (source)
  • 'What I was going to say,' said the Dodo in an offended tone, 'was, that the best thing to get us dry would be a Caucus-race.'†   (source)
  • 'What IS a Caucus-race?' said Alice; not that she wanted much to know, but the Dodo had paused as if it thought that SOMEBODY ought to speak, and no one else seemed inclined to say anything.†   (source)
  • Moreover, it has given birth to two derivatives of like quality, both unknown in America—/caucusdom/, meaning machine control, and /caucuser/, meaning a machine politician.†   (source)
  • What did those tinkers in the city hall at their caucus meeting decide about the Irish language?†   (source)
  • Of such sort are /caucus/ and /mileage/.†   (source)
  • e./, corn), /to trail/ and /to caucus/.†   (source)
  • Many beside /caucus/ were introduced by Joseph Chamberlain, a politician skilled in American campaign methods and with an American wife to prompt him.†   (source)
  • a. Words "connected with and flowing from our political institutions," as /selectman/, /presidential/, /congressional/, /caucus/, /mass-meeting/, /lynch-law/, /help/ (for /servants/).†   (source)
  • For example, consider /caucus/.†   (source)
  • [8] /To stump/, in the form of /stump-oratory/, is in Carlyle's "Latter-Day Pamphlets," /circa/ 1850, and /caucus/ appears in his "Frederick the Great;"[9] though, as we have seen on the authority of Ware, it did not come into general use in England until ten years later†   (source)
  • g./, /backwoodsman/, /breadstuffs/, /caucus/, /clapboard/, /sleigh/ and /squatter/—and of such familiar derivatives as /gubernatorial/ and /dutiable/, and he worked out the genesis of not a few loan-words, including /prairie/, /scow/, /rapids/, /hominy/ and /barbecue/.†   (source)
  • The Rev. William Gordon, in his History of the Rise and Independence of the United States, Including the Late War, published in London in 1788, said that "more than fifty years ago Mr. Samuel Adams' father and twenty others, one or two from the north end of the town [Boston], where the ship business is carried on, used to meet, make a /caucus/, and lay their plans for introducing certain persons into places of trust and power."†   (source)
  • The first caucuses, it would appear, were held in a caulkers' shop in Boston, and were called /caulkers' meetings/.†   (source)
  • In England it means the managing committee of a party or fraction—something corresponding to our national committee, or state central committee, or steering committee, or to the half-forgotten congressional caucuses of the 20's.†   (source)
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