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landslide

(Avalanche), noun accident, adversity, affliction, bad luck, calamity, casualty, catastrophe, disaster, emergency, hardship, infliction, misery, ravage, tragedy, trouble
Associated concepts: catastrophe insurance

landslide

(Overwhelming support), noun conclusive, decisive, large, lopsided, many, overwhelming
Associated concepts: landslide political victory
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Another lot of coolies on the ladder, struggling suicidally to break through the battened hatch to a swamped deck, fell off as before, and he disappeared under them like a man overtaken by a landslide.
Meanwhile two houses, which the landslides have been posing threat, have been also evacuated as a precautionary measure in PazarbaE-y village.
Tenders are invited for Supervision of the works on four landslides, BIH Nadzor nad gradjevinskim radovima sanacije cetiri klizi ta, BiH.
Landslides in the United States cause approximately $3.
Natural disasters like hurricanes, earthquakes, erosion, tsunamis and landslides cause countless deaths and fearsome damage to infrastructure and the environment.
A big earthquake hit Nepal on April 25, triggering numerous landslides and avalanches and killing more than 8,000 people.
TORRENTIAL rain triggered landslides and flooding across Scotland yesterday.
landslides for several years, said Sarath Lal Kumara, a spokesman for
This theory contradicts the view expressed by many who claimed that uncontrolled tilling of the hills slopes by the local villagers may have contributed to the landslides.
These two factors has resulted in an alarming increase in the likelihood of landslides and rising damages and losses caused by this phenomenon in recent years.
The heavy rainfall that hit Macedonia activated the existing but also caused new landslides and rockfalls on certain roads, threatening traffic safety.
A state agency has expanded its online public database that identifies the location of tens of thousands of known landslides across Oregon.