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- adj. Catastrophic.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Same as catastrophic.
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During this time, the US government, at the behest of big business, repeatedly strong-armed the fledgling worker's rights movement, only budging slightly in the aftermath of catastrophal incidents such as the 1911 Triangle Shirtwaist Fire, in which 146 low-paid seamstresses burned or leaped to their deaths.
It will be recalled that one of the most disquieting incidents in America, immediately preceding the catastrophal rising of the oceans, was the melting of the Arctic snows and ice-fields, with consequent inundations in the north.
This begins to look very ugly for Airbus, a company that had a very bad record with software issues, as the catastrophal wiring snafu (fortumately not letal!) at the Superjumbo A380 already did show.