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					Weasel Words
Joe Wolverton II
The New American; Mar 1, 2010; 26, 5; Docstoc
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Description: According to the Macmillan Dictionary of Contemporary Phrase and Fahle, the expression first appeared in Stewart Chaplin's short story Stained Glass Political Platform (published in 1900 in The Century Magazine), in which it was referred to as "words that suck the life out of the words next to them, just as a weasel sucks the egg and leaves the shell."
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