[Ads-l] dark

Geoffrey Steven Nathan geoffnathan at WAYNE.EDU
Thu Sep 1 15:04:00 EDT 2016


I'd guess it's an extension from the theater sense (no show on that evening/day)


Geoff


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'Temporarily out of public view and making no public statements'

MSNBC: "Hillary Clinton [is] dark for the holiday weekend."

JL

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