Definition of Teapot dome

1. Noun. A government scandal involving a former United States Navy oil reserve in Wyoming that was secretly leased to a private oil company in 1921; became symbolic of the scandals of the Harding administration.

Exact synonyms: Teapot Dome Scandal
Generic synonyms: Outrage, Scandal

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Literary usage of Teapot dome

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1. Geology of Petroleum by William Harvey Emmons (1921)
"The teapot dome, to the south, is included in a naval reserve. At the crest of the dome the first Wall Creek sand is reached at a depth of about 1000 feet. ..."

2. Bulletin (1914)
"The eastern, western, and southern sides of the teapot dome are outlined by the outcrop of ... No development has as yet been undertaken in the teapot dome. ..."

3. The Russian Rockefellers: The Saga of the Nobel Family and the Russian Oil by Robert W. Tolf (1976)
"To the Soviets it seemed a reasonable qmd pro quo but when Harding died and the news of the teapot dome scandals broke in the press Sinclair had to hurry ..."

4. Bulletin by Geological Survey (U.S.) (1911)
"teapot dome. The teapot dome lies south of the Salt Creek dome and is ... The teapot dome is somewhat smaller than the Salt Creek, being about 8 miles long ..."

5. Mineral Resources of the Llano-Burnet Region, Texas, with an Account of the by Sidney Paige (1911)
"teapot dome. The teapot dome lies south of the Salt Creek dome and is separated from it by a shallow sync-line whose axis forms a right angle to the axis of ..."

6. The Mineral Industry by Richard Pennefather Rothwell (1913)
"... and the Bothwell syncline are comparatively unexplored; the teapot dome is withdrawn from entry. About twelve companies are operating in the district. ..."

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