from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • The capital and largest city of Arkansas, in the central part of the state on the Arkansas River. It became territorial capital in 1821 and state capital in 1836. Population: 184,000.


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  • When they signed up for duty, they had no idea that they would be operating computers - Bombes and later Colossus - that ran 24 hours a day under "hot smelly conditions".

    The Women of Bletchly Park

  • The lights will be switched off for an hour this evening at Portes des Bombes, the Mdina Bastions, St George's Square and the bastions in Victoria as Malta joins 88 nations in marking Earth Hour.

  • The Bombes were built by the British Tabulating Machine company, based in Letchworth.

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  • Descant and Christy Harrington sat on a park bench near the TV5 Monde Lafayette stage, soaking in the sun's rays and enjoying the sounds of French folk group Bombes 2 Bal. -

  • There were 210 such bookcase-like Bombes that gave Britain advance warning of Hitler's plans and shortened the conflict by two years.

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  • The original Bombes, invented by brilliant mathematician Alan Turing, were made using reinforced brown Tufnol plastic moulded from sheets a tenth of an inch thick, a cast-iron framework and 12 miles of intricate wire circuits.

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  • The race features live music from Bombes 2 Bal from France. -

  • v = sxkVvVrMgnU (Sous les Bombes) Or the year before that.


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