Foggy Bottom

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Foggy Bottom

The US Department of State.

[From the location of the Department of State in a low-lying area of Washington, DC, near the Potomac River.]

Fog′gy Bot′tom

1. a low-lying area bordering the Potomac River in Washington, D.C.
2. the U.S. Department of State, which has offices located in this area.
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Noun1.Foggy Bottom - United States Department of State, which is housed in a building in a low-lying area of Washington near the Potomac River
Department of State, DoS, State Department, United States Department of State, State - the federal department in the United States that sets and maintains foreign policies; "the Department of State was created in 1789"
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NW; 202-467-4600), including children's programs, in Foggy Bottom.
There were a few picturesque spots - Georgetown, of course, and that area so oddly known as Foggy Bottom had its moments.
During the US TV show 700 Club, Robertson said to Mowbray: "You say 'If I could just get a nuclear device inside Foggy Bottom (Washington DC location of the State Department HQ) I think that's the answer.
Linda Cochran, owner of Foggy Bottom Nursery and the creator of an imaginative garden on Bainbridge Island, Wash.
s foggy bottom, the South Coast Air Quality Management District, must have looked up into the sky and noticed an off-color haze on a day that was supposed to be healthful and clear.
They will be a vibrant addition to the Watergate community and the Foggy Bottom neighborhood.
SEH doubles the existing space for science and engineering disciplines on the university's Foggy Bottom Campus, and is now home to thousands of students and roughly 140 faculty members.
A senior State Department official who asked not to be named speculating about who might be his future boss, described the "water cooler conversation" in Foggy Bottom about Kerry like this, "Because of the number of trips he has taken as head of Senate foreign relations he is pretty well known to a number of people and he is very highly regarded.
She then takes two subway trains to reach the Foggy Bottom stop, and catches a bus to her office on Virginia Avenue, arriving around 7 a.
One could wish the book were published a few months later so that the question could be examined of how the Kirkpatrick record might have paved the way for another "first"--Madeleine Albright's accession to the seventh floor at Foggy Bottom.
Neither the editors nor their overseers in Foggy Bottom make any bones about the apolitical content of their lifestyle magazine.
The splendidly named Foggy Bottom - also the name of an excellent local beer - gets its title from the fog off the Potomac and is a charming riverfront area with quaint 19th century houses.