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On the rail in "High-Water Railers" are four old men, "hovered together into one set of eyes three hundred and twenty-three years old." Wren, "a chronic prevaricator whose lies were so gaudy and wrapped around they might have been a medieval tapestry of what almost or never happened"; Ulrich, who "was in the process of |studying' blue herons, loons and accipiters in flight and for some nagging reason was interested in the precise weight of everybody he met"; Lewis; and Sidney Farte:
Compare North the truth-teller with George Bush the prevaricator. On the day the jury returned its verdict, Bush, in full Nixonian mode, declared, "The word of the President of the United States, George Bush, is there was no quid pro quo," referring to a March 1985 meeting he had with President Roberto Suazo Cordova of Honduras.
At its points are Alec Gideon, former tank commander and intellectual in exile who has recently written a book on fanaticism; his divorced wife, Ilana Brandstetter sex, bomb and prevaricator, one of Oz's flamboyantly disruptive women; and Michel Sommo, Ilana's new husband, a poor, self-pitying Moroccan Jew who plans to ride his right-wing Zionism into the occupied territories and make Lucrative investments there.
As Mark Green has demonstrated in these pages and in his book There He Goes Again: Ronald Reagan's Reign of Error, the Great Communicator has at times been the Great Prevaricator. Not that journalists are above reproach; not that the Pulitzers are above reproach, for that matter, as past scandals involving invented articles and philistine judges have shown.
Although lying is widespread, the mainstream media are currently the most common prevaricators.
My friend Melvin Forbes, owner of New Ultra Light Arms, acquired a Barr & Stroud for shooting long-range "groundhogs" (woodchucks) in West Virginia, and it was very helpful during the Groundhog Shooters and Prevaricators Conference he used to host annually.
Self-styled news providers who are actually prevaricators and purveyors of falsehood are preying on the gullible and undiscerning public.
We will end this article with a few, but readers from all persuasions are sure to think of others, perhaps pointing to prevaricators very different from the ones we have chosen to mention.
Procrastinators are maligned "ators." We are not nearly as critical of profligators, proliferators, prognosticators or prevaricators. For adjusters, procrastination is a hazard.
Gift memberships to Trout Unlimited, Ducks Unlimited, and local sportsmen's clubs can all open up a world of exciting action and camaraderie among many of our best conservationists, fishermen, hunters, shooters, archers, trappers, entertaining prevaricators, and inimitable characters.
"false statements by unscrupulous prevaricators," but that it
While right-wing critics (e.g., FOX News) may be easily dismissed as tendentious prevaricators, Obama's left-wing critics may be separated into apologists and consistent radical democrats.