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decimation

de suh may shuhn

  • n  destroying or killing a large part of the population (literally every tenth person as chosen by lot)

  • Demand for jean decimation is growing so fast that International Garment Finish is building a second factory in Mexico.
  • The major question facing General Franks now is how long to wait for further ground forces, and for the decimation from a distance of the Republican Guard, before fighting his way .
  • The detritus of car bombs and truck bombs, suicide bombers and firefights would be ample documentation of urban decimation if it only were safe for photographers to walk around and .
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  • Michael Grade in Telegraph.co.uk
    Having a Southern Ocean free of whaling has long been a dream of New Zealand's, but we need to ensure the price paid to move towards this does not allow the decimation of whales in other regions. There needs to be ongoing scientific studies of... Stephanie Chadwick http://www.google.com/url?q=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stephanie_Chadwick&source=dictionary&usg=AFQjCNHpDv99-ijAe_yN7ScIl1z4IKOrUw Scoop.co.nz (press release) http://www.google.com/url?q=http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0901/S00121.htm&source=dictionary&usg=AFQjCNE953FsDNl7lE5RKwu4eVuNL9qTuQ Jan 26, 2009 25464 34299 decimation As an example, we will probably go from eight hours down of drama ever week to seven hours," Mr Grade said. "It's hardly a decimation of drama on ITV. We're moving our money from off-peak to peak time. There is an adjustment of the mix....

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