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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR CAUCUS

It is felt in every caucus, in every nominating convention and at every election.

Their names therefore were presented to the Republican caucus in the spring of 1898.

Governor Tompkins was the choice of the caucus for Vice-President.

The only bear-gardens in our community are the town-meeting and the caucus.

What on earth a lot of young ones want with a 'caucus,' beats me.

The term comes from America, where caucus means a meeting simply.

It is whispered in the midnight caucus, and proclaimed in open day.

I calclate the business of this caucus is about over, Zaanan said.

It was Mr. Chamberlain's caucus system in practical and visible operation.

He had not taken his degrees in the caucus and in hack politics.

WORD ORIGIN

"private meeting of party leaders," 1763, American English (New England), perhaps from an Algonquian word caucauasu "counselor, elder, adviser" in the dialect of Virginia, or from the Caucus Club of Boston, a 1760s social & political club whose name possibly derived from Modern Greek kaukos "drinking cup." Another old guess is caulker's (meeting) [Pickering, 1816], but OED finds this dismissable.

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