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Department of the Interior   /dɪpˈɑrtmənt əv ðə ɪntˈɪriər/   Listen
Department of the Interior

The United States federal department charged with conservation and the development of natural resources; created in 1849.  Synonyms: DoI, Interior, Interior Department.

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"Department of the Interior" Quotes from Famous Books

... of labor appeared in many States as the result of the general agitation. An eight-hour law, for federal employees, had been gained in 1868, while in 1884 a Commissioner of Labor was created in the Department of the Interior. Arthur was urged to give the post to Powderly, but selected instead an economist less actively identified with the propaganda, Carroll D. Wright, under whose direction the Bureau grew steadily in importance. Its reports became quarries for statistical information ...
— The New Nation • Frederic L. Paxson

... morning. The guides and Doc—who had got accustomed to the luxury during visits to settlers and lumber-camps—feasted off bear-steaks. Cyrus and the boys, American and English, declined to touch it. The whole appearance of Bruin as he lay stretched on the ground the night before made their "department of the interior" revolt against it. ...
— Camp and Trail - A Story of the Maine Woods • Isabel Hornibrook

Words linked to "Department of the Interior" :   FWS, Interior Department, United States Fish and Wildlife Service, National Park Service, executive department, DoI, US Fish and Wildlife Service

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