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  • n. Plural form of sputnik.


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  • References to crooked union bosses, Confidential magazine and sputniks abound.

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  • I had already been converted to balls for the tumble dryer; sputniks that by their design alone have dispensed with the need for ridiculous amounts of fabric softener to somehow fulfill that addiction for the newly washed clothing aroma.

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  • I emerged from the shop with a set of sputniks containing oxygenating pellets plus refills that will last for 120+ wash cycles and will apparently negate the need for the three tons of Persil Non-Bio/Persil Silk & Wool/Ariel Biological we seem to get through per month.

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  • In a day when sputniks dash through outer space and guided ballistic missles are carving hightways thought thte startosphere, nobody can win a war.

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  • One of a handful of the first sputniks the Russians built to launch an era.

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  • Other aspects of the miler setup also foster this connection between man and bird – the birds all “trap” through open doors, no bobs, or aviaries, or sputniks.

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  • And when American scientists published their early works, our solar batteries have been already mounted on the satellites (sputniks) and their industrial production was in full swing.

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  • The results of research sometimes appear in startling advances, like the sputniks; more often they appear as many small steps rather than one big one, Radio communications become more reliable, charts more accurate, ice reconnaissance more useful.

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  • Then there was a toast to sputniks, the inventor of vodka, detour signs wherever they may be found, Shakespeare, Howard Johnson's ice cream (twenty-eight different flavours), and that 'famous English cathedral, St Pancras'.

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  • They did not live to see the sputniks or a ship on its way to Mars, but they worked for it.



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