impost impost

Definition(s):

  1. (n) money collected under a tariff
  2. (n) the lowest stone in an arch -- from which it springs

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. When Carter announced the impost in March, he based his action on the 1962 Trade Expansion Act, which allows the President to limit imports to protect national security.
  2. Then, as if he were tired of company, a steel-muscled brute named Neji shouldered his all-but-impossible impost of 173 lbs.
  3. All soap makers use some imported fats, and they bluntly declare that the new impost will add 25% to the price of a cake of soap.

News

  • Rick Smyth's Delaware Park handicaps June 8

    PP Horse (Jockey, weight) Last 3 Comment Odds 2 Poppy's Double (Pedroza 118) x-x-x Hunch she's swift 2-1 7 Spark Won (Caraballo 123) 6-4-4 Has had excuses 5-2 1 Giggle Girl (TBA 118) x-x-x Debuts for Nunley 9-5 5 Morluc's Girl (JLVega 118) 10-5-x Blinkers can't hurt 20-1 3 Is That Blue (Zapico 113) 4-5-5 Attempt number 58 15-1 4 Luminous Nicole (EMartinez 108) x-x-x Feathery impost 8-1 6 Lethal ...
    on June 8, 2013     Source: The News Journal

Quotes

  • Mr Rudd told the parliament fertiliser prices "have gone through the roof" and was "a huge impost in terms of your ability to earn a quid out of the family farm".
    on Sep 3, 2008 By: Kevin Rudd Source: Stock and Land

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