• Like drunken sailors reaching to a lamp post for support, Sarkozy and Merkel have reached out to yet another tax as a method of propping up the eurozone system.

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  • What's more, the sensors are apparently also able to detect the proximity of the object and adjust the resistance of the door accordingly -- for instance, slowing the door down if you're about to slam it into a lamp post.

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  • However, even a lamp-post would attract more enthusiasm than the current party chief, Sitaram Kesri.

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  • Given the oligarchs' unpopularity, it was politically expedient for Mr Putin to swing one from a lamp-post.

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  • An elegant mid-tempo ballad, the song conjures images of a lamp-post-lined avenue, with Gene Kelly performing a soft-shoe at one end and Bogart and Bacall making out at the other.

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  • Above the central portrait, each stamp featured a picture of a lamp that the U.S. Post Office Department identified as the "Lamp of Knowledge" but that I thought of as Aladdin's lamp because of the boy in the Arabian Nights with the magic lamp and the ring and the two genies who give him whatever he asks for.

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