tester is not the most powerful senator in Washington, and he's far from the most polished.
But when tester bends down to remove the chains, he can't quite get them loose.
tester said he wanted more infrastructure spending and fewer tax breaks in the package.
It's strange to hear a senator talk about his semi, but tester's not alone.
But tester, who was elected with strong support from the netroots, is in a special bind.
During the whole of the term, tester and Gordon had done their early morning preparation on the V.
Mr. tester was away as he might be away if they were already married.
At last he decided to enlist one tester, a clerk in the traffic department, whom he thought would prove a likely tool.
Mr. tester looked at me a moment, as if he were too vexed to trust himself to speak.
"I say, Caruthers, I hope you don't mind clearing out of here for a bit," tester would say.
"one who tests," 1660s, agent noun from test (v.).
"canopy over a bed," late 14c., from Medieval Latin testerium, from testera "head stall," from Late Latin testa (capitis) "skull," from Latin, literally "earthenware, pot." The "head" sense (originally merely humorous) is the source of tester in obsolete senses of "piece of armor for the head" (late 14c.) and "coin of Henry VIII" (1546), the first English coin to bear a true portrait. For sense development, cf. Old English cuppe "cup" from source of German kopf "head."