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  • n. Plural form of lamppost.


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  • Sadly the number of real X ray cameras able to see you naked hidden in lampposts - Nil (Despite the Sun story suggesting otherwise)

    Archive 2007-08-19

  • Special touches such as lampposts, a flower cart with cut blooms and a projection of the Eiffel Tower turned the Scaife foyer into a Parisian street scene and set the mood for the party -- the first of several events during the exhibition. - News

  • With the flags draped across Regent Street and the railings and lampposts of the Mall getting a fresh lick of paint, London has suddenly reverted to the photos long consigned to school history books as the jubilant crowds celebrated the end of World War II.

    John Johnston: The Royal Wedding and the British Relationship With Class

  • Young men climbed lampposts to hang Egyptian flags and signs proclaiming "Leave, Mubarak!"

    New Egyptian government named

  • Sergey Kovalyov, the human rights campaigner, said the democrats should be ready β€œto perish defending the Communists when the crowd demands that they be hung from the lampposts.”

    The Return

  • Perfectly normal practice in much of the UK to attach posters to lampposts in elections, provided you take them down after the election.

    Craig Murray - Honest campaigner ?

  • In the firmly entrenched dusk, islands of light centered around the lampposts, chasing away shadows from the narrow street.

    Star Trek: Typhon Pact: Rough Beasts of Empire

  • [I don't know what a council lighting engineer does, but if it is climbing up lampposts to replace bulbs, then clearly I am in the wrong profession.]


  • Earlier in the day, about 1,000 demonstrators gathered in the courtyard of Ghannouchi's offices, some climbing lampposts and hanging Tunisian flags and hand-lettered signs.

    Tunisian prime minister pledges to quit politics

  • But Gaddafi has declared opposition supporters to be traitors for whom a death sentence awaits: on past form, they will be hunted down as "stray dogs" or hung from lampposts after televised "trials".

    Letters: Pros and cons of a Libya no-fly zone


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