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  • n. Plural form of apparatus.


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  • This book covers beauty apparatuses from the age of wigs to hair clippers, and it looks very good.

    Coming Soon from Shire Books | Edwardian Promenade

  • But the foreign ministry was not even involved in Lebanese affairs until the last few months, and even then...other "apparatuses" of power participated in decision making.

    Sunday, July 31, 2005

  • Those who have applied a structuralist analysis, view the situation in Syria as a class struggle between the middle class, the proletariat, traditional merchant bourgeoisie, and the bureaucrat bourgeoisie the apparatchiks, Assad's apparatuses.

    Majid Rafizadeh: The Character of Syria's Upheavals

  • The bullet: The U.S. can choose to continue underwriting autocratic and repressive regimes which routinely employ the might of their security apparatuses to silence opposition -- like in Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Bahrain and Yemen among others.

    Ian Moss: The Ballot or the Bullet: American Foreign Policy at a Crossroads

  • The irony of a Pakistani atrocity being briefly misattributed as an Indian one only underscores the fact that when it comes to the everyday operationalization of state terror, the security apparatuses of India and Pakistan aspire to the same low standards, which make it quite possible for those seeking to score a few cheap propaganda points on either side to - deliberately or otherwise - confuse one perpetrator for another.

    Ethan Casey: Marines Urinating on Dead Taliban: How Low Will We Go?

  • It goes without saying, but I'll say it anyway, that the U.S. military and security apparatuses obviously aspire to, or at least achieve, the same low standard.

    Ethan Casey: Marines Urinating on Dead Taliban: How Low Will We Go?

  • Already, in collaboration with AMISOM forces, though hardly with adequate expedience, the government has been setting up security apparatuses in key areas vacated by Al-Shabaab, and are in the process of setting up check points in all strategic entry points of Mogadishu .

    Abukar Arman: Somalia, Dark Clouds and Silver-lining

  • Much of the attention on the causes of the revolution have focused on longstanding structural issues, including the government's distorted budget priorities, with too much money invested in repressive security apparatuses and too little in infrastructure and social goods such as healthcare, education, training, or job creation.

    Azadeh Shahshahani: Western Complicity in the Crimes of the Ben Ali Regime

  • With ideas like this vibro-wind panel, it would be wonderful to someday see wind energy harvesting integrated into many aspects of everyday life (à la Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind), with vibro-wind panels on your roof, much like solar panels, or portable apparatuses that could power your electronics or vehicle as you move.

    Transforming the Wind’s Vibrations into Electricity | Impact Lab

  • The Arab regimes possessed their own sources of power—fearsome security apparatuses, money in the oil states, official custodians of religion who gave repression their seal of approval.

    From 9/11 to the Arab Spring


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  • Says the inimitable Wiktionary: "Plural form of apparatuse". Sad.

    February 14, 2011