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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as head-hunting.

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Examples

  • The year that just ended was characterized by head-snapping turns in asset prices driven by the latest headlines out of Europe or Washington.

    World's Woes Leave Lasting Scars

  • But Brown's political antennae suddenly tuned in -- "Oh yeah," he must have thought, "I'm AHEAD, I can afford to go all positive if she does" -- and with head-snapping alacrity, he switched direction: "... but if Meg wants to do that, I'll be glad to do that."

    Phil Trounstine: eMeg's Historic Meltdown: Woman Booed by Women

  • This was a year of talented new artists emerging at a head-snapping rate, fledgling musicians expanding their sonic palettes, world music continuing to inform all sorts of contemporary styles, and a few veteran acts seizing the opportunities brought on by the shattering of longstanding categories.

    Lucinda Williams Snarls, Mary J. Blige Thrills

  • NEW YORK—The euro had a head-snapping day, falling below $1.39 early on contagion fears, rebounding above $1.40 on a whiff of possible intervention and then eventually dropping below $1.39 as Moody's downgraded Ireland's ratings.

    Contagion Fears, Ireland Downgrade Sink Euro

  • This head-snapping mental U-turn was never given the ridicule it deserved at the time, which is why I bring it up now.

    My 2008 "McLaughlin Awards" [Part 2]

  • Wilson, 68, who was elected last month to represent part of the Miami-Fort Lauderdale area, has distinguished herself with a daily display of head-snapping hats that blend church lady formality with rodeo queen panache.

    House freshman concedes: It's hats off

  • But Brown's political antennae suddenly tuned in -- "Oh yeah," he must have thought, "I'm AHEAD, I can afford to go all positive if she does" -- and with head-snapping alacrity, he switched direction: ". . . but if Meg wants to do that, I'll be glad to do that."

    Phil Trounstine: eMeg's Historic Meltdown: Woman Booed by Women

  • During this four-night stand, he ' ll share the stage with John Medeski, Rudresh Mahanthappa, Skoota Warner and David Ginyard, which suggests he ' ll explore " Lunar Crush, " the album in which Fuze, as Mr. Fiuczynski is known, and Mr. Medeski revisited 1970s bop-jazz fusion, as well as " KiF Express, " a head-snapping 2008 album that ' s a limber expression of Mr. Fiuczynski ' s modern musical melting pot.

    Troubadours And Jazzy Roars

  • The problem with the 2008 presidential campaign was that there were so many head-snapping moments to take in, so many firsts, that even Traister, who was covering the campaign for Salon, admits to having felt dizzy and distracted.

    'Girls Don't Cry': Beware 'Campaigning While Female'

  • Yet, some GOP arguments are head-snapping, such as the Republican anti-health-reform claim that the party's goal is to protect Medicare.

    The Madness Returns

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