DOUGLAS

Douglas, Stephen A. Douglas, Stephen Arnold Douglas, Little Giant

(noun) United States politician who proposed that individual territories be allowed to decide whether they would have slavery; he engaged in a famous series of debates with Abraham Lincoln (1813-1861)

Source: WordNet® 3.1



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Word of the Day

29 May 2024

PERESTROIKA

(noun) an economic policy adopted in the former Soviet Union; intended to increase automation and labor efficiency but it led eventually to the end of central planning in the Russian economy


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Coffee Trivia

The expression “coffee break” was first attested in 1952 in glossy magazine advertisements by the Pan-American Coffee Bureau.

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