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  1. \Om"ni*bus\, n. [L., for all, dat. pl. from omnis all.
    Cf. {Bus}.]
    1. A long four-wheeled carriage, having seats for many
       people; especially, one with seats running lengthwise,
       used in conveying passengers short distances.
    
    2. (Glass Making) A sheet-iron cover for articles in a leer
       or annealing arch, to protect them from drafts.
    
    {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.

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