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  • n. Plural form of landslide.


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  • In the Commons, the first-past-the-post system guarantees that parties can win landslides without a majority of the electorate voting for them.

    We need electoral reform, not this Liberal fudge

  • The Republican victory of 60 seats in the House ranks with other midterm landslides in 1938, 1946, and 1994.

    Steven M. Gillon: The Lessons of 1994

  • Well he will sink into oblivion after McCain landslides him so we won't be bothered any more.

    Obama continues to narrow Clinton's superdelegate lead

  • In the four we call landslides -- ` 56, ` 64, ` 72 and ` 84 -- the loser got 40% of the vote.

    Bill Curry: Good Move

  • He won both the 80 and 84 election in landslides, capturing all but the most liberal states.

    Sound Politics: The Politics of the Gadfly

  • Perhaps the most common medium for landslides is colluvium — basically particles of weathered rock in the process of becoming soil.

    The Liquid Earth

  • And furthermore, the community of Val Bavona “continues to celebrate the beauty of a lifestyle reduced to essentials (houses still do without electricity) as a real utopia, a simple, practical way of continuing, conserving and innovating the resolute search for living space that has characterized its history, finding a use even for the great rocks dislodged in landslides by using the earth they brought down with them to create fragments of vegetable garden and pasture or by the exploitation of jagged ravines to make grondàn, cantìn and splüi.”

    Val Bavona

  • Flooding and landslides from the season’s first tropical storm have killed at least 150 people and left thousands homeless in Central America, officials said.

    Guatemala Sinkhole «

  • Dino Rossi lost close elections when previous wingnut republicans lost in landslides.

    Matthew Yglesias » The Outlook and the Economy

  • Senator Cantwell and Justice Owens won in landslides.

    Sound Politics: Post-mortem time


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