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  • n. Alternative spelling of cataclysm.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A breaking asunder; disruption.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A violent disruption or breaking up.


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  • He said "No" when he meant "Yes," and "Yes" for "No," and contradicted himself in each fresh version of the cataclasm which had seared his sky with lightning.

    One Wonderful Night A Romance of New York

  • And in this universal cataclasm of the starry councils, what could a poor Diana do, Diana of the Petty Bag, but abandon her pride of place to some rude Orion?

    Framley Parsonage


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  • "A hag as mad as Cassandra warns a shah that bad karma attracts phantasmal cataclasms."

    Eunoia by Christian Bök (upgraded edition), p 17

    May 20, 2010