contra contra  /ˈkɑn trə/

Definition(s):

  • (n) a member of the guerrilla force that opposed a left-wing government in Nicaragua

Usage(s):

  1. In the face of damaging Iran-contra testimony, the White House shifts its strategy.
  2. North's pleas have given new impetus to contra-funding efforts.

News

  1. West Contra Costa school district plans campaign to hike property values

    RICHMOND -- Seeking to benefit from the mending housing market, the West Contra Costa school district has hired a media firm to lead a campaign to get the county to raise assessed valuations on properties where they were lowered during the real estate downturn.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: The Montclarion

  2. New Contra Game Trademarked

    Konami has filed a trademark application for "Contra Run and Gun." Spotted on NeoGAF, the full details of the application can be seen in the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) case viewer, though all it really says is that Contra Run and Gun is, indeed, a potential name for a video game. During Konami's pre-E3 presentation last week, the Contra franchise was nowhere to be seen ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Game Informer

  3. 'Contra Run and Gun' trademarked in US

    Konami has submitted a trademark application for Contra Run and Gun . Noticed by NeoGAF user Rösti , the USPTO application points to some new Contra game, but we've yet to hear anything out of Konami at this year's E3 about a new installment in the run and gun franchise. A new Contra was teased back at E3 in 2011 , then again last year with the potential of Castlevania: Lords of Shadow studio ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Joystiq

Quotes

  • "If you think about certain events in my lifetime - McCarthy, Watergate, Iran-contra, this war - if you look underneath it, it is always the same sensibility that creates these conditions. Look at Nixon and his henchmen and what they did in...
    on Nov 5, 2007 By: Robert Redford Source: Seattle Times

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