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  • n  a vigorous and unrestrained response
    her tirade provoked a counterblast from her husband

  • In time for the afternoon editions, McCarthy and Cohn fired a counterblast: the Army had tried to "blackmail" the committee into calling off its investigation of Communists, the .
  • Last week, addressing reserve officers at Strasbourg, this field-soldier son of a policeman offered a chilling counterblast to Europe's growing complacency:.
  • Last week at a meeting in Chicago of the American Society for Metals, Ryerson let go with a counterblast of his own: "For anyone to suggest that the steel industry should .

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