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  • n  a line giving the name of the writer of a story or article
  • n  an auxiliary activity

  • At one of his recent town hall meetings, President Obama said he would gladly welcome members of Congress to the White House to read through health care legislation "line-by-line.
  • Mirengoff, who goes by Deacon on the site, is the details man, the close-focus, line-by-line analyst.
  • The president-elect says he's willing to eliminate wasteful government programs, will go through the budget line-by-line during Chicago presser.

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