avalanche

mass of snow which becomes detached and slides down a slope, often acquiring great bulk by fresh addition as it descends.
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avalanche

[n] - a slide of large masses of snow and ice and mud down a mountain 2. [n] - a sudden appearance of an overwhelming number of things 3. [v] - of snow masses in the mountains
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Avalanche

Operational code name for the Allied invasion at Salerno, September 1943
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Avalanche

A cumulative ionization process in which the ions and electrons of one generation undergo collisions that produce a greater number of ions and electrons in succeeding generations. See also: Breakdown Voltage.
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Avalanche

In World War II, codename for the Allied landings at Salerno, Italy, September 1943. ...
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Avalanche

Av'a┬Ělanche` noun [ French avalanche , from avaler to descend, to let down, from aval down, downward; ... (L. ad ) + val , Latin vallis , valley. See Valley .] 1. A large mass or body of snow and ice sliding swiftly down a mountain side, or f...
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avalanche

noun a slide of large masses of snow and ice and mud down a mountain
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avalanche

roll down verb gather into a huge mass and roll down a mountain, of snow
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Avalanche

• (n.) A large mass or body of snow and ice sliding swiftly down a mountain side, or falling down a precipice. • (n.) A fall of earth, rocks, etc., similar to that of an avalanche of snow or ice. • (n.) A sudden, great, or irresistible descent or influx of anything.
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avalanche

a mass of material moving rapidly down a slope. An avalanche is typically triggered when material on a slope breaks loose from its surroundings; this ... [5 related articles]
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Avalanche

During the Second World War Avalanche was the codename for the Allied landings at Salerno, Italy, in September 1943.
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Avalanche

[phishing group] Avalanche (commonly known as the Avalanche Gang) is a criminal syndicate involved in phishing attacks. In 2010, the Anti-Phishing Working Group (APWG) reported that Avalanche had been responsible for two-thirds of all phishing attacks in the second half of 2009, describing it as `one of the most sophisticated and damaging o...
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Avalanche

An avalanche is a large mass of snow or ice precipitated from the mountains, and distinguished as wind or dust avalanches, when they consist of fresh-fallen snow whirled like a dust storm into the valleys; as sliding avalanches, when they consist of great masses of snow sliding down a slope by their own weight; and as glacier or summer avalanches, ...
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Avalanche

[Pleasure Beach Blackpool] Avalanche is a steel bobsled roller coaster at Pleasure Beach Blackpool in Blackpool, England. It was built by Mack of Germany in 1988. The ride uses three trains, each consisting of 7 cars. Each car can hold two riders, one behind the other. ==History== Avalanche opened in 1988 and was the first ever Bobsled type...
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Avalanche

Avalanche is a cultivated variety of potato.
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Avalanche

[Kings Dominion] Avalanche is a bobsled roller coaster at Kings Dominion in Doswell, Virginia, USA. Avalanche opened in 1988 and is the only Mack bobsled coaster running in the United States today. It is located in the Safari Village section of the amusement park. There are seven cars per train and the various cars are themed after Olympic ...
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avalanche

a cumulative process in which a charged particle gives rise, by collision with molecules of a gas, to a large number of charged particles
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avalanche

avalanche, rapidly descending large mass of snow, ice, soil, rock, or mixtures of these materials, sliding or falling in response to the force of gravity. Avalanches, which are natural forms of erosion and often seasonal, are usually classified by their content such as a debris or snow avalanche. Sp...
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avalanche

Fall or flow of a mass of snow and ice down a steep slope under the force of gravity. Avalanches occur because of the unstable nature of snow masses in mountain areas. Changes of temperature, sudden sound, or earth-borne vibrations may trigger an avalanche, particularly on slopes of more than 35┬░. The snow compacts into ice as it moves, an...
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Avalanche

Something that will kill you unless you are careful. With the introduction to shorter skis allowing easier off-piste skiing, and the forecast for heavier snowfalls as the world warms up, the danger of avalanches cannot be over stressed. Anyone who skis off-piste should only do so if they know about the avalanche risks at any given time in the area ...
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Avalanche

A large mass of material or mixtures of material falling or sliding rapidly under the force of gravity. Avalanches often are classified by their content, such as snow, ice, soil, or rock avalanches. A mixture of these materials is a debris avalanche.
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Avalanche

[song] `Avalanche` is a song by Leonard Cohen. It appears on his third album, Songs of Love and Hate, released in 1971. The lyrics are based on a poem he had previously written. He acknowledged in a 1992 interview with Paul Zollo that his `chop`, his unique pattern of playing classical guitar, is behind many of his early songs, and this one...
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Avalanche

[Captain Scarlet] `Avalanche` is the fifth episode of Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons, a British 1960s Supermarionation television series co-created by Gerry and Sylvia Anderson. Written by Shane Rimmer and directed by Brian Burgess, it was first broadcast on 27 October 1967 on ATV Midlands. In this episode, the Mysterons kill and reconst...
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Avalanche

[drinking game] Avalanche (also known as Three) is a drinking game of chance which can be played with any number of players. Play passes counterclockwise around a circle. The current player adds some of his/her drink of an amount of his/her choosing to the `game glass.` Adding only a little drink, especially to a fairly empty glass, is a sm...
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Avalanche

[video game] Avalanche is an arcade game released by Atari Inc. in 1978. The object is to catch avalanching rocks with a controllable set of paddles that diminish in number and size as the rocks fall faster and faster. ==Technology== Avalanche is housed in a custom cabinet that includes 2 large lit start buttons and a rotary controller. The...
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