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kitchen cabinet

A president's unofficial group of advisors, often ones who are thought to be very influential. Why does the president trust members of his kitchen cabinet more than those of us who have spent our entire careers in Washington?
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de Treville, the whole assemblage rushed into the cabinet, he not thinking to shut the door against anyone, and all crowded round the wounded man.
de Treville was highly astonished to see his protege make a sudden spring, become crimson with passion, and rush from the cabinet crying, "S'blood, he shall not escape me this time
At the instant when she moved, he took it up once more, locked the cabinet, and, rising, turned and faced her.
He put the key of the cabinet back in the basket, and crossed the room to the bureau, with the basket in one hand and the letter in the other.
What if she collected all she could find, and tried them, one after another, in the locks of the cabinets and cupboards now closed against her?
I returned to the open sixth drawer of the cabinet, and looked in again.
And why had Major Fitz-David's face changed when he found that I had discovered the remains of his shattered work of art in the cabinet drawer?
He wandered for a long while through the forests, where he met nothing but fearful monsters; he climbed rock after rock, steered his way from tree to tree, till at length he arrived at the edge of the sea, at the foot of a mountain that he remembered to have seen in the cabinet of the present, where Rosalie was held captive.
You know that I have in my palace the cabinets of the years.
The unhappy youth had determined to let himself die, and indeed his sorrow alone was enough to kill him, when the thought that by means of the cabinets of the years he might find out where the Princess was imprisoned, gave him a little ray of comfort.
Sitting with her hands laid separately upon the desk, and the tall cabinet towering before her, she looked as if she were performing on a dumb church organ.
Woe to the suppliant, if such a one there were or ever had been, who had any concession to look for in the inexorable face at the cabinet.
your Indian cabinet has no lock to it," says my lady.
There also stood the two doors of the Indian cabinet, wide open.
And as for cabinet counsels, it may be their motto, plenus rimarum sum: one futile person, that maketh it his glory to tell, will do more hurt than many, that know it their duty to conceal.
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