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  • n. Plural form of semaphore.


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  • Just continue straight on south, over the overpass which goes under you to Matamoros and continue straight on to Valle Hemoso where you will go straight on through the center of the City (quite a few semaphores but stay out of the left lane where traffic is turning left) and just as you are leaving the city on your right is a large hotel with a good restaurant.

    Planning RV trip to Tulum

  • Tell him just to roll the ball out and not to rush about feinting and pointing and attempting complex tactical semaphores.

    Can Joe Hart save himself from the curse of the England keeper? | Barney Ronay

  • Gerhard waves semaphores at narrative, at metaphor

    Hohner For The Brakeman

  • I will try to locate it but I remember how the semaphores of French cuisine were slowly vaporizing like the molecules of a slowly simmering stock.

    Rozanne Gold: French Meal as National Treasure

  • More cores need better threading models that do not require programmers to think too much about semaphores and pending/unpending processes.

    Big Computer Brains Need Big Memory Bandwidth

  • We already know that what we wear and the way we wear it semaphores something about us; actually telling the story with a visual or strident pattern is quite possibly belaboring the point think Mork's rainbow sweater or Mark Darcy's dorky-but-adorable reindeer version in "Bridget Jones's Diary".

    The Woolly Logic of Winter Wear

  • His halting breath puffed staggered semaphores of vapor into the dark November air.


  • Think of them swiveling their bulbous heads on the stalks of their necks to look at something that catches an eye, their raw, hairless faces like blunt semaphores in the sunlight.


  • Though Hoover had the eager public support of Republican wets who were despised by the ultradrys—among them Lammot du Pont, James Wadsworth, and Pauline Sabin—he sent up the right semaphores (for “enforcement,” against “nullification,” and so on) while Smith offered the wrong ones (demanding “local self-government,” attacking “official corruption”).


  • I say that because when you distill all the rhetoric -- parse all the signals and semaphores -- it was a speech designed to say, well, that back people aren't scary.

    Adam Hanft: Michelle Obama's Speech: A High-Tech Groveling


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