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  • noun Plural form of avalanche.
  • verb Third-person singular simple present indicative form of avalanche.

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Examples

  • How many Sherpas and climbers have died in avalanches, falls and from oxygen deprivation?

    Everest +30 - NASA Watch

  • The myth of manmade GW is like many other ideological 'avalanches' - it starts as a small snowball rolling down a political hill and eventually gathers such size and momentum that most will consequently leap aside in terror.

    On Thursday, the Legg report will be published along with...

  • The myth of manmade GW is like many other ideological 'avalanches' - it starts as a small snowball rolling down a political hill and eventually gathers such size and momentum that most will consequently leap aside in terror.

    On Thursday, the Legg report will be published along with...

  • Just in case you're getting a little concerned, given the series of recent deaths from avalanches, that is 'walking' we're doing, at sensible heights, not mountain climbing.

    The hills are alive

  • Just in case you're getting a little concerned, given the series of recent deaths from avalanches, that is 'walking' we're doing, at sensible heights, not mountain climbing.

    Archive 2008-08-01

  • Truly a savage might profess the art of agriculture in this fashion; for all this is only as if one were to say that the conditions of success in farming were to be where there were no earthquakes or avalanches, that is, to be quiet; to have the ground cleared of trees, that is, to have the mind free from cares and the shadows of sorrows; to have neither too much nor too little sunshine and rain, that is, to be properly fed; and to have good seed to put into the ground, that is, to engage the mind with a topic which it will expand and reproduce.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 20, No. 121, November, 1867

  • You can't outrun these kind of avalanches; nowhere to hide.

    CNN Transcript Jan 1, 2009

  • Networks of brain cells alternate between periods of calm and periods of instability - "avalanches" of electrical activity that cascade through the neurons.

    New Scientist - Disorderly genius: How chaos drives the brain

  • In a way, I can even see how you can apply this type of model to El Nino phenomena, where you have accumulations of warm water both in energy and even elevation in the Pacific Warm Pool driven by trade winds, with intermittent "avalanches" in which the accumulation dissipates.

    Cohn and Lins [GRL 2005] « Climate Audit

  • There will also be an increased danger of avalanches which is a common occurrence in the

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