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noun as in mallet

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If the person sitting atop the Senate and wielding the gavel says no, then they can start operating another way.

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If any other Senator objects, the person with the gavel can put it to a floor vote, and if 50 votes plus the VP agree with the change, it’s game-on for a bare majority to run the floor.

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Supervisor Jim Desmond, a Republican who represents North County, is next up in the rotation, but he’s not likely to get the gavel.

Despite serving 24 years in the Senate, Durbin is just now hitting the right seniority to be in line for a full committee gavel.

When I beat Thom Tillis, with y’alls help and support, this will be the seat that takes the gavel out of Mitch McConnell’s hands.

One advantage of Inhofe taking the gavel is that he might have to start playing defense.

Or maybe show a photo of Ted Cruz holding a gavel chairing a subcommittee.

Cruz giving a speech in Senate chamber while licking a gavel à la Miley?

After the gavel, comes the chiming of wedding bells …and the ringing of cash registers.

They'd gavel in for a few moments once every couple of days, and then gavel out again.

A murmur ran through the court-room, quickly hushed by the insistent gavel.

He seized the gavel and began pounding vigorously and the man with the weak voice never again caught his eye.

His right hand rested on his gavel, he thrust his left into the side pocket of his long alpaca coat.

When they had all seated themselves at a large oval table, Harkaman drew his pistol and used the butt for a gavel.

"A burnt match," said the inspector, just as the clock struck five and the constable's gavel sounded a prelude to adjournment.


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On this page you'll find 2 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to gavel, such as: hammer, and maul.

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