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  • n  traveling bag made of carpet; widely used in 19th century
  • a  following the practices or characteristic of carpetbaggers
    carpetbag adventurers
    a carpetbag government
  • s  presumptuously seeking success or a position in a new locality
    a carpetbag stranger

  • Encouraged, Mann packed his carpetbag in 1866 and moved on to Mobile as Federal Assessor of Internal Revenue.
  • For post-war developments they think of Lincoln's assassination, the attempt to impeach Andrew Johnson, the scandal of carpetbag rule in the South.
  • She's the opposite of Mary Poppins, who turns up and shows off and starts pulling things out of her carpetbag.
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  • Tenn. arts programs get nearly $1M in support
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee arts organizations are receiving more than $995,000 in the National Endowment for the Arts' latest round of giving. According to the endowment, more than $750,000 will go to the Tennessee Arts Commission to support partnership activities. Friends of the Cumberland Trail, in Caryville, is receiving $35,000 for a folk arts project, while the Carpetbag Theatre, in ...
    April 18, 2014 - WDEF Chattanooga

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