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The term was coined by Wolfgang Schivelbusch to refer to the defeats of the American South, France and Germany.
We've looked at the worst string of consecutive defeats and worryingly, with five league games left, in the worse case scenario the current crop of Newcastle players could beat the worst ever run.
After struggling to defeat unheralded Moorpark 7-6, Herringtonsaid he has more important concerns than worrying about the supposed historical impact of his first series three-game losing streak.
Washington education officials say the defeat of a measure to raise education spending by $1 billion a year by increasing the state sales tax by 1 percent will mean renewed pressure on state legislators for funding.
As the host nation, expectations were high but defeat against Samoa in Cardiff meant Wales faced favourites Australia in the quarter-final and lost.
The measure was heavily supported by religious right activists, but a well-organized "Oregon No on 9 Campaign" ensured the initiative's defeat by over 30,000 votes.
Critics claim he trotted out the same old faces for the challenge against Australia midweek which ended in a shameful, 2-0 defeat.
Defeat of Amendment 17 was very much in doubt going into election day.
Naturally, the defeat of June 1967 interrupted all plans and revealed the fragility of the modern Arab intellectual renaissance on which the Arab liberation movement based its hopes.
SOUTH SHIELDS will need to avenge an early-season defeat at Filtrona Park against Guisborough Town when the sides meet for the return fixture in the Arngrove Northern League Second Division tomorrow.
Perelman and Mosser avenged defeats to Geocaris in last year's semifinal with 6-2 and 6-3 victories.
Major defeats included the crushing loss of Alabama Governor Fob James and those of Republican gubernatorial candidates in Georgia, South Carolina, and Maryland.