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  • n  a cocktail made of gin (or vodka) with dry vermouth

  • MANNERS MORALSThe inventor of the dry martini is lost in history's haze.
  • After the speech was over, the candidate, in a celebratory mood, joined his campaign staff and the press corps traveling with him for dinner and a very dry vodka martini .
  • The Presidency One of the more spirited questions around Washington now is whether Jimmy Carter has ever had a three-martini lunch.
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  • Tom Ammiano in Los Angeles Times
    I'm a martini guy myself,Ammiano said. "But I think it's time for California to . . . look at this in a truly deliberative fashion."
  • Karl Rove in ABC News
    Even if you never met him, you know this guy,Rove said, per Christianne Klein. "He's the guy at the country club with the beautiful date, holding a martini and a cigarette that stands against the wall and makes snide comments about...
  • Garry Wills in International Herald Tribune
    He was extraordinarily knowledgeable about literature. He always knew everything,Wills said Thursday, adding that he regretted Leonard stopped writing fiction after such early novels as "Wyke Regis" and "The Naked Martini." "I...

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