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Filibuster   Listen
verb
Filibuster  v. i.  (past & past part. fillibustered; pres. part. filibustering)  
1.
To act as a filibuster, or military freebooter.
2.
To delay legislation, by dilatory motions or other artifices. (political cant or slang, U.S.)






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"Filibuster" Quotes from Famous Books



... for unlimited debate a handful of Senators opposed to any action against Germany succeeded in effectually blocking the bill. The Senate sat late into the night of February 28, 1917, and took up the Armed-Ship Bill the next day. Senator La Follette, who led the successful filibuster against the bill, objected to its consideration, and, under the rule of unanimous consent, would only allow the bill to proceed on condition that no attempt was made to pass it before the next day. A precious ...
— The Story of the Great War, Volume VI (of VIII) - History of the European War from Official Sources • Various

... brigand, buccaneer, burglar, depredator, despoiler, footpad, filibuster, forager, desperado, corsair, freebooter, highwayman, picaroon, marauder, pillager, ...
— Putnam's Word Book • Louis A. Flemming

... with President Kruger's personal attitude it is not perhaps pertinent but, it is interesting, to recall an incident of his earlier career—a parallel between the prisoner and the President. Oddly enough President Kruger was a rebel and a filibuster himself in the days of his hot youth, and one of his earliest diplomatic successes was in securing the release and pardon of men who, in 1857, stood in exactly the same position as the Uitlanders ...
— The Transvaal from Within - A Private Record of Public Affairs • J. P. Fitzpatrick

... gave them orders to fire stray shots in every direction and to light innumerable camp-fires. These troops frequently came in contact with the Neapolitans in trifling skirmishes, and kept their attention so well occupied that General Colonna, in command of the force sent in search of the 'Filibuster,' did not doubt that the whole Garibaldian army was concentrated over Monreale. Garibaldi rapidly moved his own column by night to its new base of operations. The ground was steep and difficult, and a storm raged all the night; ...
— The Liberation of Italy • Countess Evelyn Martinengo-Cesaresco

... himself in some way responsible for our party. He was, indeed, if the tales current about him were true, the most remarkable character in all that very variegated conglomerate of characters which made up the filibuster army. He had appeared in the camp long before, coming, some said, from the Costa Ricans, with whom he became disgusted on account of their bad behavior in battle on several occasions when he was there to see. After this desertion, if it were thus, he followed the ...
— Atlantic Monthly, Vol. 5, No. 27, January, 1860 • Various

... round! Here's to Jingo, king and crowned! To the great name of Jingo drink, my boys, And every filibuster, round and round! ...
— Collections and Recollections • George William Erskine Russell



Words linked to "Filibuster" :   blockade, holdup, embarrass, filibusterer, stymy, delay, delayer, legislation, legislator, stymie, hinder



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