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  • n. A rapid-firing small-calibre canon used especially as an anti-aircraft gun
  • n. Alternative spelling of pompom.


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  • We will be much better off with out the pom-pom girl.

    Palin to step down as governor, not seeking re-election

  • Floppy ears, pom-pom tail, a crystal-studded collar around her throat.


  • They pictured her wearing a tutu and waving a pom-pom, and it was good.

    David Macaray: Double Agents

  • But enough about Sarah, our geopolitically challenged, national pom-pom girl, who walked off the job she ran for and was elected to complete.

    Roseanne Archy

  • Wearing the Cowboys pom-pom hat was done at your own peril, particularly in the halls of the local high schools.

    Tom Davis: Torn Between Three Teams... No Longer Feeling Like a Fool

  • My sister, on the field, a pom-pom girl in distress, forcing a smile to cheer her team on while sinking deeper into despair, and me slipping into shadows beneath the bleachers, an invisible cat.

    The Memory Palace

  • Martin Ramin for The Wall Street Journal, Styling by Anne Cardenas Reminiscent of the Bunny tail, David Koma's rabbit fur pom-pom works as a headband, necklace or belt.

    Bombshell Squad

  • The bomb, but hard-to-wear, Duckie Brown imposing pom-pom hat to a "fashion" party that is strictly in and out quickly for the impression it will make.

    StyleLikeU: PHOTOS: This Former High School Jock Lives For Fashion

  • Models in kabuki makeup, wearing gold-sequined platform boots, turquoise pom-pom earrings and mini Marie Antoinette crinolines bounced down the narrow white runway to the tune of Handel's music performed by Kaleidoskop, a Berlin soloist ensemble conducted by Olof Boman.

    'Semele Walk' Designer Costumes Stun

  • The tip of Ted's hat was dangerously close to the dying embers, so I moved the little white pom-pom onto his nose, causing him to snort and say, "Ho, ho ..."



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