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- n. Plural form of television set.
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At a dozen stations ranged along the south coast, specialists were watching radar screens resembling small television sets and interpreting the lines of oscillation and dancing squiggles of light that "blipped" and faded as the scanners picked up objects in the skies.
Off-the-record information supplied by various company managers indicates that in the mid-1970s American and other Western color television sets “were failing in service at a rate five times that prevailing in Japanese sets.”
For example, under American management, the Motorola Company was producing television sets with an average of 150 to 180 defects for each one hundred sets packed and ready for shipment.
Part of what makes this book so entertaining is the laughable impossibility of its nonmetaphorical goal: The author seems to have written this book with the hope that everyone in America would read it, agree with all its points, and literally destroy their television sets with sledgehammers.
The Eisenhower ladies talked about riding their tricycles on the ground floor, and Anne told me that her grandparents had one of the first built-in-a-wall television sets in the West Sitting Hall and later sent me a picture of it.