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mushroom cloud

the large mushroom-shaped cloud of dust, debris, etc. produced by a nuclear explosion
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The craters are not as visually striking as Darghouth's skulls and mushroom clouds, a couple of which are also exhibited in "Rehearsals," but there is something compelling about them nonetheless.
Beyond the Mushroom Cloud did just that, taking me back to my 5-year-old self, standing at the entrance to the altar with my twin on Aug.
AWESOME; A huge atomic-style mushroom cloud billows into the dark above Baghdad last night after Allied bombers hit yet another of Saddam Hussein's presidential palaces in the heart of the city - the third night that his power complex has suffered a blitz
Strangelove's America, her compelling history of Cold War America, by observing how the frightening image of the mushroom cloud rising over Hiroshima and Nagasaki seemed to fade from American's consciousness as time went by.
Further north still, residents of Sudbury and Hanbury witnessed what would later be called a mushroom cloud of black smoke billowing up into the Staffordshire sky.
I beg for mercy--not for myself but for the many millions who may someday perish under the fiery mushroom clouds of nuclear weapons launched, in effect, from this very district.
I beg for mercy -- not for myself but for the many millions who may someday perish under the fiery mushroom clouds of nuclear weapons launched, in effect, from this very district.
Widow Shirley Denson, whose RAF husband Eric was ordered to fly through the mushroom clouds to collect samples, said: "It is what we have all been waiting and praying for.
There was, per Time in late 1953, "no sense of doom in Las Vegas even when mushroom clouds [were] rising beyond the horizon.
Ultimately, all fail-safe systems failed, and the movie ended to the sentimental strains of We'll Meet Again as the horizon filled with beautiful mushroom clouds.
The Royal engineer, who watched the mushroom clouds in shorts and a shirt, suffered years of ill health and died in 1992.
The Sunday Mirror has already revealed how medical records of thousands of nuclear test vets who witnessed mushroom clouds in the Fifties are being secretly monitored.