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washingtonian

 : 
Adjective, Noun
 : 
Wash=ing=to=ni=an

CIDE DICTIONARY

washingtoniana. 
  •  Pertaining to, or characteristic of, George Washington; as, a Washingtonian policy.  Lowell.  [1913 Webster]
  •  Designating, or pertaining to, a temperance society and movement started in Baltimore in 1840 on the principle of total abstinence.  [1913 Webster]

DEVIL DICTIONARY

washingtonian

n. A Potomac tribesman who exchanged the privilege of governing himself for the advantage of good government. In justice to him it should be said that he did not want to.


They took away his vote and gave instead
The right, when he had earned, to _eat_ his bread.
In vain -- he clamors for his "boss," pour soul,
To come again and part him from his roll.
Offenbach Stutz


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