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  • n. Plural form of cricket.
  • n. Absolute silence; no communication. Derived from the cinematic metaphor of chirping crickets at night, signaling (otherwise) complete quiet. May be used alone or in metaphorically descriptive phrases.

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  • 'He waited anxiously for feedback and reaction.

    And the response was?

    "Crickets," Mr. Faulkes said in an interview.'

    http://chronicle.com/article/Are-Preprints-Becoming-the-New/235819

    Are Preprints Becoming the New Norm in Biology? Not So Fast

    By Courtney Kueppers

    MARCH 25, 2016

    Chronicle of Higher Education

    March 31, 2016