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Disaster

See also Shipwreck.
Amoco Cadiz
oil tanker broke up off Britanny coast; 1.6 million barrels spilled (1978). [Fr. Hist.: Facts (1978), 201, 202]
Angur-boda
Utgard giantess, worker of disaster; literally, ‘anguish-boding.’ [Norse Myth.: Leach, 58]
Chicago fire
conflagration destroyed most of city (1871). [Am. Hist.: Jameson, 94]
Deluge
earth-covering flood that destroyed all but Noah’s family and animals in the ark. [O.T.: Genesis 6–8]
Deucalion’s Flood
the Deluge of Greek legend. [Gk. Myth.: Benét, 266]
Evangeline
concerns peaceful village vacated and destroyed during war. [Am. Lit.: “Evangeline” in Magill I, 261–263]
Fatal Vespers
2 Jesuits and 100 others killed in collapse of lecture hall. [Br. Hist.: Brewer Dictionary, 1127]
Gilgamesh epic
Babylonian legend contains pre-Biblical ac-count of Flood. [Near East. Myth.: EB, IV: 542]
Hindenburg, the
German airship blew up upon mooring in New Jersey (1937). [Am. Hist.: NCE, 43]
Johnstown Flood
Pennsylvania city destroyed by flood (May 31, 1889); 2,200 lives lost. [Am. Hist.: NCE, 1427]
Lusitania
British luxury liner sunk by German submarine in World War I. [Br. Hist.: EB (1963) XX, 518]
Pompeii
Roman city buried by eruption of Mt. Vesuvius (79). [Rom. Hist.: NCE, 2187]
red cloud
indicates disaster is impending. [Eastern Folklore: Jobes, 350]
San Francisco earthquake
disaster claiming many lives and most of city (1906). [Am. Hist.: Jameson, 443–444]
Titanic
British passenger ship sinks on maiden voyage (1912). [Br. Hist.: NCE, 2753]

Disasters

(dreams)
Dreaming about natural disasters, such as earthquakes and floods, is not that uncommon. People usually have these dreams at a time of many changes in their lives. Most people have ambivalent feelings about change and some resist even positive changes. Therefore, quick shifts in life style or some type of crisis may bring about dreams of natural disasters. Please look up specific disasters by name.
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She said many survivors of calamities in recent years are still suffering and have yet to rebuild their homes and regain their sources of livelihood.
Without giving away its surprising conclusion, suffice it to say that few readers will guess where the plot of The Calamities will wind up--which makes it a compelling, if dark, commentary on a possible future not just of the human race, but of fairly unremarkable individuals just trying to survive the impossible.
The Chief Minister said that awareness must be created among the children regarding natural calamities so that they should also prepare for that.
He said the country was prone to various natural calamities such as floods, droughts, storms, hailstorms, cyclones, landslides and earthquakes, which caused extensive damage to life and property.
But the authors argue that rather than focus on ad hoc, after-the-fact analysis, leaders need to develop broad-based pre-emptive strategies to prevent such calamities.
The smear of the cross on our foreheads will still be felt as we continue to experience afflictions, hardships, and calamities.
The other the law of peace, work and health, whose only aim is to deliver man from calamities.
According to Mrs Gallagher, these will be set up at the request of Our Lady, who has promised: "these houses will be protected from all calamities and the people present in them also".
In the first three episodes I did there were a number of calamities.
Pedophiles and Priests discusses the vital role played by calamity-howlers in creating calamities.
It is without a doubt one of the greatest calamities ever to befall the human race, and yet such is our species' penchant for learning and understanding, such I believe is our hunger for progress, that even calamity is read, deciphered, parsed, and becomes, in the process, constructive.
Natural calamities -- earthquakes, floods, tornadoes, and the like -- seem to warrant an expansion of governmental authority beyond what a free society would sanction.