from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Variant of coliseum.
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- n. Alternative spelling of coliseum.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The amphitheater of Vespasian in Rome.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A name given on account of its size to the Flavian amphitheater in Rome, the greatest of ancient amphitheaters, which was begun by the emperor Vespasian (Titus Flavins Sabinus), and finished by his son Titus in a. d. 80.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a large amphitheater in Rome whose construction was begun by Vespasian about AD 75 or 80
Why don't we just down our togas and enter the colosseum.
They just threw plan B at the Church (birth control pills in Catholic hospitals or else?) we are looking at the smoke of Satan and it's beginning to mix with the roar of the lions in the colosseum.
I've never known an artist to be able to just come into town and set up camp and just hang out and play a colosseum every weekend, a residency-type situation.
What if instead of a standing candidate, the Republican nominee in fall 2012 is on hands and knees, battered and caked with blood from performing in the Roman colosseum that is now an American presidential campaign?
The contentious exchange set the tone for the evening, with the remaining four candidates exchanging verbal blows in the packed South Carolina sports colosseum.
Its a great read but the figures relating to Roman example are available online.theupsideofdown. com/rome/colosseum/index. html
# Kynnastonon 29 Mar 2009 at 6: 58 pm you spelled colosseum wrong though.
A computer-generated Roman colosseum required about 175 extras made to look like they filled a 9,000-seat stadium.
If you're not familiiar with the stuff, imagine a company that makes sets of what my family calls "little people," about two inches high, with almost any tiny attendant articles you could imagine for what my kids call a "set-up:" A roman colosseum, for example, with lion, tiger, gladiators, weapons, and even an emperor to give the "yea" or "nay".
And the puppy is tied to a stake on the middle of a colosseum in which giant fighting robots are running around firing rockets, machine-gun bullets, and tactical nuclear weapons at each other.