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- n. Smoke used as a disguise, mask or cover, as of troops in battle.
- n. Anything used metaphorically to conceal or distract.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. an action intended to conceal or confuse or obscure
- n. (military) screen consisting of a cloud of smoke that obscures movements
In a clarification issued here on Tuesday, in the context of what he described as the smokescreen being created over the issue by the Opposition with political motives, the Minister said TECOM made the demand only at the time when the lease deed had to be re-registered due to technical reasons.
I've got to think this is a McCain smokescreen to divert attention from the real issue here: how and why McCain selected this tyro.
The Republicans think their own pathetic smokescreen is too strong.
Adobe boss: Jobs 'excuses are a "smokescreen" - Apple CEO Steve Jobs yesterday issued a rare public letter, explaining why his company wouldn't permit Flash on the iPhone or iPad.
I agree its a lousy smokescreen, which is a pretty good indication as to what the courts would decide.
The smokescreen is the Fl/MI delegates. .which is nothing but noise in the background to justify her staying in the race when the real reason is because Obama is the 'black' candidate who cannot win the general.
And we think that it goes beyond just this so-called smokescreen of weapons of mass destruction.
It all adds up to what Richard Horton, editor of The Lancet medical journal, calls a "smokescreen of device regulation which is putting patients at risk."
In our lives as adults, however, playing the victim not only acts as a "smokescreen" (keeping us from taking responsibility and feeling our real emotions), it also causes a great deal of harm in relationships, at work, with our health, and much more.
Abortion-reduction talk, she says, is a "smokescreen" to obscure the real problems: the legal availability of abortion, and what she sees as the targeting of predominantly black areas with Planned Parenthood clinics.
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