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A.Word.A.Day--stemwinder

(STEM-wyn-duhr) Pronunciation Sound Clip

noun:
1. A stem-winding watch.
2. A rousing oration, especially a political one.
3. A stirring orator.

Sullivan, known for his stentorian stemwinders on the Senate floor, said there was no need to reopen the budget ...."
Christopher Keating; Sullivan Sees Racism in Treasurer Debate; The Hartford Courant; Feb 5, 2000.

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