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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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Barasat (West Bengal) [India], Jan 11 ( ANI ): West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday fired a fresh salvo at Prime Minister Narendra Modi, saying that there should be a movie called 'Disastrous Prime Minister'.
Lehman's European hub in London THE last of the UK's Lehman Brothers staff will finally be let go this month, 10 years after the bank's disastrous collapse helped trigger the financial crisis.
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President Buhari warned that a collapse of public confidence in the justice system would have disastrous consequences for the entire country.
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The Stark's Park club were relegated to League One yesterday after a disastrous play-off defeat to Brechin City.
The meeting touched upon the threats of the aggression to target the port of Hodeida and its closure which leads disastrous consequences as it is a lifeline for Yemeni people to deliver food and medicine supplies.
WASHINGTON -- US has said recent terror attacks in Balochistan including suicide attack at the shrine of Shah Noorani are disastrous.
In a statement issued here on Sunday, the PTI chief said that the closure of Pak-Turk schools in Pakistan would be disastrous for the country.