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  • n. Someone from, or pertaining to, Mount Vesuvius.


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  • At last the eruption became "Vesuvian," and the ashes from the crater threatened to re-bury Pompeii -- we mean Ashcroft.

    Skookum Chuck Fables Bits of History, Through the Microscope

  • The rage of Ms Pryce was Vesuvian and the vengeance she wreaked on the energy secretary's career a wonder to behold.

    Public interest should trump self-interest | Nick Cohen

  • With some 200 items—statues, furnishings, utensils, frescoes, jewelry—from Pompeii, Herculaneum and other Vesuvian sites, dated 1st century B.C. to 1st century A.D., the show offers a composite look at the decor of a Pompeian domus .

    The Gracious Art of Living

  • England under Martin Johnson have taken the view that the eruptions from Lesley "the Volcano" Vainikolo are nowhere near molten enough for Test rugby, but the wing is still usefully Vesuvian at club level.

    Lesley Vainikolo provides vital spark as Gloucester beat Leicester

  • Gee, I think like all tomatoes grown in Vesuvian soil and then cooked, they do have a strong flavor, and you get accustomed to it.

    Q&A: 'Ripe' author Arthur Allen

  • People assume the hyperpolitical Bill Clinton did it, but if memory serves, his public persona was presidential to a fault, even as he brimmed with Vesuvian anger.

    Smart Aleck-in-Chief?

  • Possessed of an iron will and Vesuvian temper, it's hard to imagine anyone else holding the ragtag Revolutionary army together.

    Harvey Wasserman: Don't Ask, Don't Tell If George Washington Was Gay

  • Another Web goof spliced the actor's Vesuvian anger into cutesy "Newsies" footage.

    Three Cheers For Dakota! Turn the Other Cheek, Christian

  • Emotions were dangerous territory, and when Randy and I were boys, the most reliable emotion Dad expressed was anger, in Vesuvian eruptions.


  • On the down side I need to keep using the ointment that was prescribed for me, and there's a likely correlation to the blood pressure medications I'm once again taking, While my blood pressure doesn't seem to have returned to the Vesuvian levels I was hitting when I was diagnosed hypertensive a few years back it certainly wasn't in the best range (even at its best in the ER I was still 150/88.)

    Sometimes the news is fortunate


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