It is about courting and stoking the absolute ugliest, most paranoid, most ass-backwards elements of the GOP coalition.
But he was also stoking a sense of grievance among the police that predated the first brick thrown last weekend.
Gerson has also distinguished himself by stoking the fires for Palin after her nomination was announced.
That Israel's potential kingmaker is stoking the issue for political gain spells trouble.
The film was screened for workers in the Reagan White House, stoking tension among the ranks.
Meals are not times for stoking an engine, even with the most thoughtfully selected fuel, but times for the renewal of life.
There were no tremors, no rumblings from the hidden furnace, only the flare of its stoking.
And the foolish youth, at that, straightway fell to stoking the fire.
At present the one is burned out and the other is only just stoking up.
They call it “stoking the meat,” a use of the word stoke that I have never heard elsewhere.
1650s (implied in stoker), "to feed and stir up a fire in a fireplace," from Dutch stoken "to stoke," from Middle Dutch stoken "to poke, thrust," related to stoc "stick, stump," from Proto-Germanic *stok-, variant of *stik-, *stek- "pierce, prick" (see stick (v.)). Stoked "enthusiastic" recorded in surfer slang by 1963, but the extension of the word to persons is older:
Having "stoked up," as the men called it, the brigades paraded at 10.30 a.m., ready for the next stage of the march. ["Cassell's History of the Boer War," 1901]
A unit of kinematic viscosity equal to that of a fluid with a viscosity of one poise and a density of one gram per milliliter.