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  • n. Plural form of brownout.

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Examples

  • Earlier this decade Manila regularly suffered the infamous 12 hour a day "brownouts" - what we would call blackouts.

    The Philippines: Beyond the Crisis

  • Given the city's economic instability and higher priorities - underscored last week by the human cost of fire department "brownouts" - this is no time for Mayor Jerry Sanders to be ramrodding lopsided legacy projects that enrich billionaires.

    Fore, right!

  • Mr Ritter, who is compiling a report on the future on the web to be published later this year, has warned online surfers to expect "brownouts" - debilitating combinations of screen freezes and slow connections - in the near future.

    Telegraph.co.uk: news business sport the Daily Telegraph newspaper Sunday Telegraph

  • In parallel, the installation of meters and household controls that allow remote shutdown of “unnecessary” loads during times of high demand/low supply will get the populace used to energy cuts aka brownouts/rolling blackouts.

    Coyote Blog » Blog Archive » More Troubles with Wind

  • The city plans to continue the so-called brownouts through the end of the year.

    Archive 2004-09-01

  • In New York City, the heat prompted power provider Consolidated Edison to reduce voltage in some neighborhoods in so-called brownouts.

    Yahoo! News: Business - Opinion

  • - "brownouts" - starting April 19, along with proposing to park one of the city's three ambulances in May.

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  • David Seager, president of the Milwaukee Professional Firefighters Association, called the brownouts dangerous, not just for fire safety, but also for emergency medical services.

    JSOnline.com

  • Last spring the country was engulfed in rolling "brownouts" as the electric grid ground to a halt because of mismanagement.

    Fleeing From South Africa

  • ** Nobody on the City Council wants to be front and center on the potential "brownouts" of fire services that can go into effect on Thursday.

    Archive 2009-08-01

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