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Word: potentate

Definition: monarch; sovereign


Sentences Containing 'potentate'

A member of the Yaarab Temple, he served as Potentate and was instrumental in the founding of the Scottish Rite Children's Hospital and the Shriners Hospitals for Children.
The Macaw asks him what is it called, and Shonku replies that while he has not named it as yet, the ingredients he has used are an extract of "Gorgona Sauce", "Paranaium Potentate", Sodium bicarbonate, Eggs of the Weaver bird, Tincture of iodine, and the extract of "Gandal Pata" (Skunk Vine).
The story is episodic, beginning with a series of pranks on fictional important international figures, an exploding cigar and a collapsing floor under a potentate's box seat in an auditorium.

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