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  • n. Plural form of spectacular.


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  • M. HOLM.S: Well, I think short-term there may be a couple of what they call spectaculars, and that is a large bomb directed at a specific together -- a building or a place of symbolism.

    CNN Transcript Dec 30, 2006

  • More than one year after the September 11 attacks and the invasion of Afghanistan, officials in Europe and the United States continue to warn that more horrific "spectaculars" -- some as potentially grim as 9-11 -- are all but inevitable.

    'The Threat Demands A Global Response'

  • Ironically, the Calderon government has reportedly contracted a Hollywood production outfit with the very anarchist brand-name "Autonomy" for $60,000,000 USD to mount centennial "spectaculars" - in 2008, "Autonomy" staged the spectacular pageant that opened the Beijing Olympics.

    Interactivist Info Exchange - A Project of and

  • Since 1996, when Morgan Stanley unveiled Times Square's first digital LED billboard, the number of LED digital signs sometimes called "spectaculars" has ballooned to more than 50 as brands scramble to stand out amid the ever-brighter lights.

    Flashier Times Ahead

  • The book's title, alluding to Broadway's illuminated signs -- dubbed "spectaculars" by their earliest promoters -- promises a survey of the legendary displays.

    All Lit Up

  • It warned of terrorist "spectaculars" timed to occur between the end of the hajj, the traditional Islamic pilgrimage to Mecca in mid-February, and the beginning of the outbreak of war with Iraq.

    Anatomy Of The Threat

  • This is generally the way al Qaeda organizes its "spectaculars": high-visibility, usually high-casualty operations such as the September 11 attacks, the bombing of the USS Cole, and the East Africa embassy bombings.

    The Leadership Secrets of Osama bin Laden

  • Just because we see no "spectaculars" before us right now does not mean that climate change theory is false.

    Indymedia Ireland

  • It indicated that the terrorist network was moving away from terror "spectaculars" towards smaller scale operations. - Telegraph online, Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph

  • One of the greatest of the epic film "spectaculars",

    Conservapedia - Recent changes [en]


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