[Ads-l] "clawbacked"

Amy West medievalist at W-STS.COM
Thu Jun 15 23:24:18 UTC 2023

Spotted this in the 14 June newsletter from CommonWealth Magazine:

<begin quote>

  * The Healey administration scrambled to quickly earmark $80 million
    unspent federal COVID relief funds before the money could be
    “clawbacked” by the feds under terms of the recently passed debt
    limit deal. (Boston Globe)

<end quote>

I'm noting the "clawbacked" instead of "clawed back". I no longer 
maintain a subscription to the Globe so can't see if it's in the 
original or was done by the Commonwealth Magazine newsletter writer.

---Amy West

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