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DOMESDAY, or DOMESDAY-BOOK. An ancient record made in the time of William the Conqueror, and now remaining in the English exchequer, consisting of two volumes of unequal sizes, containing surveys of the lands in England.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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This is the closest the Clock has ever been to Doomsday, and as close as it was in 1953, at the height of the Cold War."
With the Doomsday Clock updating in 2018 to two minutes until midnight, let's take a look back at a year-by-year list of what the Doomsday Clock was.
Andy Franzkowiak, director of Shrinking Space, said: "Project Doomsday is a raucous affair, where everyone is the hero, including you!
With this analysis, The New York Times adds another authoritative stamp to the broad thinking that ISIS is best understood as an apocalyptic doomsday cult.
But the integration of an abandoned governmental doomsday facility and Poe's Red Death boosts flagging tension in the back half.
It was like a scene from a doomsday movie, and people seemed to be running mindlessly.
"They are the 'Four Horses of the Apocalypse' for the bookies, and it will be a case of 'Ruby Doomsday' if they win," said William Hill's Jon Ivan-Duke.
The closest the Doomsday Clock has ever been to midnight was in 1953, when the first tests on the hydrogen bomb were conducted.
This is why every family should have HAGA's emergency seed kit to secure their doomsday food supply.
"Today, more than 25 years after the end of the Cold War, the members of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists Science and Security Board have looked closely at the world situation and found it highly threatening to humanity--so threatening that the hands of the Doomsday Clock must once again be set at three minutes to midnight, two minutes closer to catastrophe than in 2014."
The advocacy group founded by the creators of the atomic bomb moved their famed ''Doomsday Clock'' ahead two minutes on Thursday.
In 2011 Playbox Theatre began an exploratory project re-exploring the Medieval Mystery Plays, telling the story of the world from creation to doomsday in a contemporary staging.