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    What does it mean by phrase 'entering wedge'?

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    Re: Entering wedge

    Without context it means nothing.

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    Re: Entering wedge

    In the war against oppression on the Harijan, a theme was that of the 'root and branch removal of untouchability.' Symbolic or rather the entering wedge in this respect was to be the throwing open of all temples to Harijan.

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    Re: Entering wedge

    In this case it means the first step in the program to remove untouchability. For me, it suggests disapproval of the program.

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    Re: Entering wedge

    To cut up a large thick log of wood, the first step is to make a cut, put a wedge-shaped block in it, and bang on it. This often opens up a split. "Entering wedge" is a metaphor for making a huge job easier by using such a wedging approach.

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