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ahy ern klad

  • n  a wooden warship of the 19th century that is plated with iron or steel armor
  • s  sheathed in iron plates for protection
  • s  inflexibly entrenched and unchangeable
    an ironclad rule

  • It's probably no coincidence that the odds-on favorite to replace Olmert is a politician with an ironclad reputation for honesty and integrity--she famously insists on always .
  • But that isn't an ironclad policy and it may be changing quickly.
  • By ironclad rule, they are scrupulously nonpartisan; no nation has ever rejected them for political reasons.
News & Articles

  • Report: HTC Hires Robert Downey Jr. in $12 Million Campaign
    It's no secret the Taiwanese smartphone maker HTC is in dire straits, but can Iron Man himself help? HTC brass seems to think so: According to a Bloomberg report, the company has hired Robert Downey Jr. in a two-year $12 million global marketing deal Citing two people with knowledge of the company's plans, Bloomberg claimed Downey Jr. will be helping HTC out as himself — not his ironclad movie ...
    June 21, 2013 - Mashable

  • Larry Sabato in Reuters
    There should be an ironclad agreement on disclosure,said Larry Sabato, a University of Virginia political scientist. "Because one thing we've learned about Bill Clinton is if he can possibly wheedle his way out of disclosure, he'll do it."
  • Edward Zwick in CBS 4
    Ask for ironclad verification that the stone that you buy did not come from a conflict zone,Zwick says.
  • President Bush in USA Today
    My government reaffirms its ironclad commitment to help Afghanistan succeed and prosper,said Bush, standing in the Rose Garden next to Afghan President Hamid Karzai.

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