Dictators everywhere try to control the economy, to funnel resources to their friends.
So why, then, is Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel lobbying the Illinois legislature to funnel more people into prison for longer?
The FSA concludes that UBS did nine trades in order to funnel £170,000 to cooperating brokers.
"It's like a funnel," someone remarked, standing thigh-deep in water on the sidewalk.
The funnel swerved off the road and came sweeping up the hillside toward them.
The stars then speed by our masts and funnel till the last is gone.
Pour it through a funnel into half-pint bottles, and cork them well.
The small party of voyagers crouched behind the funnel, and were well out of the water's way.
A Prairie-dog hole is shaped like a funnel, going straight down.
Some of them seemed to spread over a great area, while others appeared to spout skyward, funnel shaped.
c.1400, from Middle French fonel, from Provençal enfounilh, "a word from the Southern wine trade" [Weekley], from Late Latin fundibulum, shortened from Latin infundibulum "a funnel or hopper in a mill," from infundere "pour in," from in- "in" + fundere "pour" (see found (v.2)).
1590s, from funnel (n.). Related: Funneled; funneling.