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circus

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  • n  a travelling company of entertainers; including trained animals
    he ran away from home to join the circus
  • n  a performance given by a traveling company of acrobats, clowns, and trained animals
    the children always love to go to the circus
  • n  a frenetic disorganized (and often comic) disturbance suggestive of a large public entertainment
    it was so funny it was a circus
  • n  (antiquity) an open-air stadium for chariot races and gladiatorial games
  • n  an arena consisting of an oval or circular area enclosed by tiers of seats and usually covered by a tent
    they used the elephants to help put up the circus
  • n  a genus of haws comprising the harriers
News & Articles

  • Circus elephant traveling, 2 months after shooting
    A circus elephant is traveling but not yet performing, two months after being injured in a drive-by shooting in Mississippi.
    June 20, 2013 - WAPT Jackson
  • Circus bringing three-ring fun to Cajundome
    As circus ringmaster, David Shipman keeps the audience engaged and involved. / Submitted photo • What: Fully Charged, Gold Edition — knife throwing, high-wires, strength, aerial gymnastics, acrobatics, animal performances, comedians, fire juggling, tap dancing and more.
    June 20, 2013 - The Journal News
  • Circus elephant traveling, 2 months after shooting - KALB-TV News Channel 5 & CBS 2
    TUPELO, Miss. (AP) - A circus elephant is traveling but not yet performing, two months after being injured in a drive-by shooting in Mississippi. Carol, a 39-year-old Asian elephant, spent several weeks recovering at a Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus farm in Springfield, Mo.
    June 20, 2013 - KALB Alexandria
Quotes

  • John Boehner in International Herald Tribune
    Minority Leader John Boehner, R-Ohio, said the bill was "a political circus" diverting attention from why the administration hadn't done more to block the bonuses before they were paid.
  • Brett Favre in International Herald Tribune
    It's tempting just to, as everyone said, you know, call their bluff or whatever,Favre said. "I think it's going to be a circus in itself already, whether I go there, whatever."
  • Barack Obama in ABC News
    See, this is part of what happens. I mean, it just- it becomes a big circus instead of us focusing on health care,a laughing Obama told CBS' "60 Minutes."

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