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Synonyms for deathwatch

minute wingless psocopterous insects injurious to books and papers

bores through wood making a ticking sound popularly thought to presage death

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The purpose of Deathwatch is to confront the racing industry with evidence of the carnage and to alert the public that there is no such thing as a "harmless flutter".
Deathwatch, Up Periscope, and Survivor, as well as scripts for Perry Mason; he is also the brother of National Public Radio personality and author Bailey White.
Bertrand Tavernier's Deathwatch (1980) foreshadows the advent of reality television and pre-dates several other excellent dramatic films which play on and critique the genre, such as The Truman Show (1998), Pleasantville (1998) and Nurse Betty (2000).
Emma Dante's Vita Mia is a deathwatch without a person dying, a mysterious family drama taking place around an ominously empty bed.
1 DEATHWATCH Bertrand Tavernier's depressing projection of tomorrow's world gathered an international all-star cast in manky Glasgow in 1980--long before its cappuccino facelift.
5 (4) Deathwatch (15) Horror lurks in Great War trenches.
For the last year, it seemed that every week was a deathwatch.
In Fragments on the Deathwatch, Louise Harmon recounts her father's death, and re-experiences the regrets she still has about the role she played in those events.
With Cuban communism on deathwatch and Russia more interested in where its next ruble is coming from, the U.
Between 1942 and 1948, the most productive period in his life, Genet wrote his five novels and some of his major plays, including The Maids and Deathwatch.
In this room your great-grandmother, Big Mama, slept away under the eyes of the council of her daughters, who kept a vigil, a deathwatch, rocking back and forth in their chairs, humming unexpected hymns, huddling close together, making room for the angels, seven feet tall in blue pinstripe suits with silver lights for eyes.
Genet is best known for his plays, which have been both artistic and popular successes: The Maids, Haute Surveillance (1949; translated as Deathwatch, 1954), The Balcony, Les Negres (1959; translated as The Blacks, 1960), and Les Paravents (1961; translated as The Screens, 1962).
His first plays Deathwatch and The Last Memory looked at the topic of dementia.
A SOUTH Wales community which is watching its historic church being eaten by deathwatch beetles is desperate to start repairs on the 12th century building.