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  • n. Plural form of shocker.

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  • And yet, this particular aspect of the Gothic/Romantic relation assumes particular significance when one considers the extent to which the primary architects of Romantic aesthetics were writing about, and responding to, Gothic at a time when the form's already strongly visual qualities were assuming more poignant, even "urgent" manifestations: the proliferation of Gothic chapbooks, bluebooks and shilling-shockers from the mid 1790s onwards confronted the Romantic literati with nothing less than an assault upon their already nervously engaged sense of visual perception.

    Gothic Visions, Romantic Acoustics

  • O'BRIEN: After a day of what I think is fair to call shockers, weigh in for me who you think, which side, is ahead?

    CNN Transcript Oct 10, 2003

  • Judo points work the best and I'd have to say that "shockers" are next in line.

    has anaybody tried squirrel hunting with a bow if so wat kind of tips do i use just regular target points or is there a specia

  • The headline that ran over coverage of the matter on the right-wing Web site CNSnews. com mentioned the crucifix - but as only one item in a list of the exhibition's "shockers" that included "naked brothers kissing, genitalia and Ellen DeGeneres grabbing her breasts."

    Museums shouldn't bow to censorship of any kind

  • He tends to take scenes that normally should be "shockers" and play them entirely for comedy.

    About that Buffy “Shocker” | Comics Should Be Good! @ Comic Book Resources

  • If, in the literary world, he was regarded by superior persons as a writer of "shockers," he had a large and increasing public who were fascinated by the wholesome and thrilling stories he wrote, and who held on breathlessly to the skein of mystery until they came to the denouement he had planned.

    The Clue of the Twisted Candle

  • The "shockers" had just finished their day's work.

    Harvest

  • WWE News: Jim Ross advertising "shockers" and "surprises" at Four-Way PPV; Ross blogs on first trip back on the road for WWE

    PWTorch.com

  • For now, these one-off "shockers" will have to do.

    Pitchfork: Latest News

  • It is actually pathetic that the writers feel that these constant "shockers" are what keep us tuning in.

    EW.com: Today's Latest Headlines

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