Distraction

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Distraction

Divination (See OMEN.)
Porlock
a “person from Porlock” interrupted Coleridge while he was recollecting the dream on which he based “Kubla Khan”. [Br. Lit.: Poems of Coleridge in Magill IV, 756]
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Summit and in general, I think that Syria will stand the attacks of gangs, cannibals and diversionists from 29 countries.
(14) "Old Bolsheviks," former Bundists, Zionists, and anarchists were denounced and purged as spies, diversionists, fascists, Trotskyites, Bukharinites, National Democrats, and "hangers-on of the bourgeoisie." Jewish communist periodicals were shut down and back issues removed from libraries.