barnburner


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barnburner

Any thing, event, or occasion that is especially exciting, impressive, and/or successful. I had so much fun at Jonathan's bachelor party last night; it was a real barnburner! The majority of the game was rather lackluster, but it was a barnburner in the final quarter.
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Were this not part of an election-year series, this reviewer would like to have seen more discussion of these later echoes of Free Soil, such as the troubled efforts of the Barnburners to reenter New York Democracy.
Even though I wandered into a genuine barnburner, I have to admit my fan experience was a little unsatisfying.
(And when marketing researchers start scrapping with one another, you know you're in for a barnburner, huh?)
The disc begins with a real barnburner, "Short Ride in a Fast Machine." Two minutes into this thing and I felt like I was back on Northern California's coastal Highway I in my 350Z.
(Def Jam); CAM'RON, Purple Haze (Roc-A-Fella); XZIBIT, Weapons of Mass Destruction (Sony Urban); SOUL REBELS, Rebelution (Barnburner Music); DELORES WINANS, Hymns From My Heart (Pure Springs Gospel); MARY LOU WILLIAMS, Mary Lou's Mass (Smithsonian); J'NETTE, Hot Out of Memphis (DoRohn): ALPHA BLONDY, Elohim (Shanachie); LEON WARE, A Kiss in the Sand (Kitchen); VANCE GILBERT, Unfamiliar Moon (Goldenrod); LADYSMITH BLACK MAMBAZO, No Boundaries (Heads Up); MILES DAVIS, A Tribute to Jack Johnson & My Funny Valentine (Columbia/Legacy); LENA HORNE, HARRY BELAFONTE, Love Songs (Sony/BMG); KERMIT RUFFINS (Putumayo); LINCOLN CENTER JAZZ ORCHESTRA/WYNTON MARSALIS, A Love Supreme (Palmetto); DON PULLEN/DEXTER GORDON, Mosaic Select Series (Mosaic); MIKE LADD, Negrophilia-The Album.
(5.) By their adversaries, members of the Equal Rights Party were designated Barnburners. For a collection of Barnburner utterances, see A Collection of the Political Writings of William Leggett (T.
(Fighting Bob Fest, by the way, is the brilliant creation of Ed Garvey, who upholds the progressive banner in Wisconsin's Democratic Party.) Hightower gave a barnburner before a crowd of 2,000 people.
Although the C-Class coupe hasn't been a barnburner, (American guys on an upward mobility swing don't drive cute little hatchbacks), Mercedes-Benz is considering a modified A-Class sedan for the U.S.
Despite economic woes, "business for Capel hasn't been bad, but it hasn't been a barnburner either," he said.
The Partition Gold .454 Casull load is definitely a barnburner out of Ruger's new 7 1/2-inch Super Redhawk.
OK, so K-J's barnburner Chardonnay has noticeable r.s.
Media watchers search for the "barnburner" speech that will capture the emotions of the undecideds.
The new Integrated Servers may, for marketing reasons, keep the Multiprise moniker, but it is more likely that it will be called the Integrated Server because Multiprise has not exactly been a barnburner for IBM.
Arrayed on the opposite side were Hoffman, now a state assemblyman, Wright, and their "Barnburner" friends, radical men whose policies, their opponents claimed, would destroy the state in the cause of reform (just as Dutch farmers, in an ethnically charged joke, were said to burn down their barns to kill the rats).