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 for Lobby member
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Lobby \Lob"by\, n.; pl. Lobbies. [LL. lobium, lobia, laubia, a
     covered portico fit for walking, fr. OHG. louba, G. laube,
     arbor. See Lodge.]
     1. (Arch.) A passage or hall of communication, especially
        when large enough to serve also as a waiting room. It
        differs from an antechamber in that a lobby communicates
        between several rooms, an antechamber to one only; but
        this distinction is not carefully preserved.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. That part of a hall of legislation not appropriated to the
        official use of the assembly; hence, the persons,
        collectively, who frequent such a place to transact
        business with the legislators; hence: any persons, not
        members of a legislative body, who strive to influence its
        proceedings by personal agency; a group of lobbyists for a
        particular cause; as, the drug industry lobby. [U. S.]
        [1913 Webster +PJC]
  
     3. (Naut.) An apartment or passageway in the fore part of an
        old-fashioned cabin under the quarter-deck.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     4. (Agric.) A confined place for cattle, formed by hedges.
        trees, or other fencing, near the farmyard.
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     Lobby member, a lobbyist. [Humorous cant, U. S.]
        [1913 Webster]

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