omnibus


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Omnibus \Om"ni*bus\, n. [L., for all, dat. pl. from omnis all.
   Cf. Bus.]
   1. A long vehicle, having seats for many people; a bus.
      [1913 Webster]

   Note: In the 1913 Webster the term omnibus was especially
         applied to, a vehicle with seats running lengthwise,
         used in conveying passengers short distances.
         [PJC]

   2. (Glass Making) A sheet-iron cover for articles in a leer
      or annealing arch, to protect them from drafts.
      [1913 Webster]

   3. (Printing) A volume containing collected and reprinted
      works of a single author or on a single theme.
      [PJC]
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

omnibus \om"ni*bus\, a.
   Pertaining to or dealing with a variety of topics at one
   time; as, omnibus legislation; an omnibus budget bill.
   [PJC]

   Omnibus bill, a legislative bill which provides for a
      number of miscellaneous enactments or appropriations.
      [Parliamentary Cant, U.S.]

   Omnibus box, a large box in a theater, on a level with the
      stage and having communication with it. [Eng.]
      --Thackeray.
      [1913 Webster]
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