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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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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