barrelling barrelling

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a tube through which a bullet travels when a gun is fired
  2. (n) a cylindrical container that holds liquids
  3. (n) a bulging cylindrical shape; hollow with flat ends
  4. (n) the quantity that a barrel (of any size) will hold
  5. (n) any of various units of capacity
  6. (v) put in barrels

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  • The "urgent" agenda ran from vengeful bills against Long's political enemies, through pork-barrelling campaign provender, to a whimsical item that would have barred airlines .

News

  • Typhoon Haiyan flattens houses, triggers floods in Philippines; at least four dead

    Typhoon Haiyan, possibly the strongest storm ever to hit land, was barrelling out of the Philippines on Saturday after it flattened houses, triggered landslides and floods and knocked out power and communications across a number of islands. In the central Philippines, nearly all houses in Tacloban in Leyte province with a population of about 220,000, were toppled and casualties were feared to be ...
    on November 9, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! Finance

Quotes

  1. "This housing affordability problem has been barrelling down the highway at us like a runaway road train for several years," Ms Plibersek said.
    on Apr 23, 2008 By: Tanya Plibersek Source: Sunday Times.au

  2. "I think it's pork-barrelling, blatant pre-election pork-barrelling with a new tag," Mr Brumby told ABC Radio. "It's nothing to do with policy, nothing to do with co-operative federalism, nothing to do with outcomes, it's about...
    on Aug 22, 2007 By: John Brumby Source: The Australian

  3. "These are big dollars and it smacks of government pork-barrelling," said James, who said she's planning to attend two Olympic events with tickets she bought herself. "I'm sitting three rows from the roof of BC Place for the closing...
    on Jan 20, 2010 By: Carole James Source: Vancouver Sun

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