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mushroom cloud

the large mushroom-shaped cloud of dust, debris, etc. produced by a nuclear explosion
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These test exhibit the large mushroom clouds. The U.S.
Back in March, Mars-watchers spotted what looked like a nuclear mushroom cloud on the surface - something that could have been caused by one of these impacts.
These trivializing names led Darghouth to create "The Rainbow of Death," a series of seven toxic mushroom clouds painted in cheerful rainbow colors, as well as her take on the American bombs "Fat Man," "Thin Man" and "Little Boy."
Above all, the hibakusha voiced what Miyamoto named the ethics that emerged from their experiences: They came to us with an invitation to the depths of our beings to go beyond the mushroom clouds. 2011 was the first year in 30 that they did not come.
(Oh, the terrible yellow cake!) Mushroom clouds loomed on our horizon.
Her chapter on the epidemiology of HIV in Asia, The Looming Mushroom Clouds of Infection, relies heavily on a single report by Nicholas Eberstadt, a demographer and foreign policy analyst who has little experience in the modeling of sexually transmitted and infectious disease.
Given that Senate rules governing debate have been changed repeatedly over the years--the last time was in 1975, when the number of senators needed to end a filibuster was reduced from 67 to 60--invoking atomic bombs and mushroom clouds strikes me as hyperbolic.
The ominous expression "weapons of mass destruction" conjures up images of mushroom clouds. Other dire possibilities include lethal gases or genetically engineered infectious agents.
Her bombs (male, female, or androgynous) erupt into mushroom clouds that are equally noxious and ecstatic--an orgasmic nihilism exponentially more far-reaching than any single petite mort--relentlessly reminding us that violence is very often bound up with sadistic sexuality.
He said he finally snapped when the man said the United States was going to 'unleash mushroom clouds over Iraq'.
Walker, whose method of hair culture made her wealthy, to konking (Malcolm X's recollection of his first konk is painful, and hilarious) to the Afro, and the photos of those mushroom clouds from the 60s and 70s will make you groan or laugh or both; to the memories of grease and piping hot hot combs and perms and dreadlocks and whatever the devil we're doing with our hair now.
"Today, the mushroom clouds are gone, but a dangerous legacy remains," he said.