hammer and sickle


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hammer and sickle

An emblem of the Communist Party. The phrase is sometimes used as a shorthand way to refer to Communism. You don't see flags with the hammer and sickle too often these days, do you? The Red Scare was rooted in fear of the hammer and sickle.
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The meeting had begun with a bonanza for bookmakers when 33-1 chance Shatin Venture overturned the hotpot Hammer And Sickle in the Ayr May Novice Stakes.
Holland fell foul of the stewards when he dashed Hammer And Sickle, from a berth near the far side to a position near the stand rails in the Wiseton Novice Stakes.
The Hayward show starts with the Paris International Exhibition of 1937, where the towers of the German and Soviet Pavilions faced each other across the main axis, different mainly in their tops, where the monumental eagle of the Nazis faced the heroic Soviet couple bearing the hammer and sickle.
The conservatives burned an effigy of the bishop, replete with a ski mask and a hammer and sickle on his miter.
They noted that Hungary hasabanned both the swastika and hammer and sickle since the early 1990s.
Unfortunately for them, their flag has a hammer and sickle on it.
In the same work, another set of four--a hammer and sickle, a cross, a pair of crossed daggers, and a star--forms a kind of tetragrammaton out of the emblems of communism, Christianity, militarism, and capitalism.
A hammer and sickle, a Star of David and the words ``Know your enemy'' were printed on the handbills.
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