Rayburn

[rey-burn]
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noun

Sam,1882–1961, U.S. lawyer and political leader: Speaker of the House 1940–47, 1949–53, 1955–61.

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Contemporary Examples of rayburn

  • At a rally in front of the Rayburn House Office Building, demonstrators ran up the stairs and dropped banners from the balcony.

  • It was slipped into the plans for the Rayburn Building without public disclosure when construction began in 1962.

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    Where Congressmen Get Buff

    Patricia Murphy

    June 16, 2011

  • Hobby and Rayburn were only the first in a stream of politicians to stay in touch with goings-on at Del Charro.

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    The Death of the Texas Oilman

    Bryan Burrough

    February 4, 2009

Historical Examples of rayburn

  • Rayburn Coving was probably the best rocket-fuel man in the world.

    The Big Tomorrow

    Paul Lohrman

  • "On Sunday I hope you will give it to us both," replied Rayburn.

    The Missionary

    George Griffith

  • "Your sister, or rather your half-sister," Rayburn began falteringly, and then stopped.

    The Missionary

    George Griffith

  • "Rough-hew them as we will," said Rayburn, looking backward.

    The Missionary

    George Griffith

  • I see that Captain Rayburn has laid his course; how does it agree with yours, Captain?