Definitions

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  • n. Plural form of lamp-post.

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Examples

  • Many people have talked at length about giving our political system the 'Mussolini Stimulus', but a detailed survey has shown that most of this country's lamp-posts couldn't take the strain, and given the current state of the economy we could never afford enough piano wire .

    Archive 2009-03-01

  • If you haven't encountered it before, you might just over the next few days, as knitters across Britain celebrate wool week by "tagging" lamp-posts with knitted doilies, wrapping public statues in scarves and sending knitted animals scurrying about city streets.

    The graffiti knitting epidemic

  • Thousands of manholes covers and lamp-posts along the route through Dublin have already been checked and sealed as part of the security operation.

    Queen's visit to Ireland could mark the start of a new era, says Gerry Adams

  • He thinks what we need to do, and what we will NOT do, by the way, is march, in our millions, on Washington, and literally storm the Capitol, drag the leaders out into the streets, and hang them from lamp-posts.

    The calm before the storms

  • “He thinks what we need to do, and what we will NOT do, by the way, is march, in our millions, on Washington, and literally storm the Capitol, drag the leaders out into the streets, and hang them from lamp-posts.”

    The calm before the storms

  • When I saw the tall-bike rider's universal facial expression meaning "I'm crashing" and fixters climbing lamp-posts also doing other non-bike "tricks" like dumpster-ollies at the Home Depot parking lot I stuffed my feet into my Power-Grips and headed home, happy to have met you.

    BSNYC Road Dairy: Belated Birthdays and Happy Returns

  • Imagine asking the people of a city to go out one day and document all the potholes, broken lamp-posts, dead trees, etc, that need to be taken care of -- rather than paying government employees to drive around checking on the same problems.

    Gov 2.0: Tim O'Reilly Argues for a Left-Right, Do-More-With-Less, Synthesis

  • The rather larger police turnout is impressive; clad in their best stocking caps, they dot the chain fence like lamp-posts, taking in the gregarious march with a bit of interest and fascination.

    Jeff Biggers: Dirty Coal Has Left the Building: Live Blog from DC

  • There was a 'lost cat poster on lamp-posts' case a while back where they did the post-criminal for illegal advertising, I think they backed down on that one too.

    Fined for eco crime - Fined £75, the Crime? He 'harmed a living tree'

  • A spokesman said: If people want to put flags on lamp-posts we tell them to get them designed properly and put up with proper fixings.

    St George flags banned on "health and safety rules.'

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