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  • n  euphemisms for death (based on an analogy between lying in a bed and in a tomb)

  • As the afternoon wore on, quietus got an "o," badinage became batonage, and a youngster blurted g-y-r-o-c .
  • Wisconsin had fired the first shot against Texas when the Wisconsin Real Estate Board put a quietus on some Texans who were hawking Rio Grande valley land through the Wisconsin .
  • Not far out, however, his reveries of picturesque quietus were interrupted by a slight sting on his shoulder.
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  • Listen: David Lynch: "Are You Sure"
    Photo by Dean Hurley David Lynch 's second solo LP, The Big Dream , is due July 15 in Europe via Sunday Best and July 16 in the U.S. via Sacred Bones . We've already seen the video for his collaboration with Lykke Li , "I'm Waiting Here" , and heard single "Star Dream Girl" . The Quietus has now premiered the flip-side to that AA-single, "Are You Sure": listen below. The Big Dream follows 2011's ...
    June 26, 2013 - Pitchfork

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