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screamer

1. n. a newspaper headline. Did you see the screamer in the paper today? “The King Died.”
2. n. an exclamation point. (Printing.) Clean up this copy. There are too many screamers. Looks like junior high stuff.
3. n. anything challenging. What a horrible assignment I got. A classic screamer.
4. n. someone or something very exciting or attention getting. This guy is a real screamer! Wait’ll you meet him.
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But David's corpse is all machine; he is the first mutation of the screamers, all the better to be taken into human confidence.
Like Johnny Mnemonic, Screamers reflects the concerns of its visionary author.
Screamers was conceived by Peter McAlevey and Carla Garapedian and produced by Nick de Grunwald, Tim Swain, Carla Garapedian and Peter McAlevey.
The Screamers DVD will include the following, never-before seen special features:
In a word, if you report to a screamer, the odds are that you will be a screamer too.
Long Beach is the first stop on the 1997 Super Touring tour, a series that features a range of family sedans that have been turned into 170-mph straightaway screamers by their teams.
Dick's fiction, such as Blade Runner, Total Recall, and Screamers, as well as on Imposter and the upcoming Tom Cruise/Steven Spielberg production of Minority Report.
Volunteers from Ronald McDonald House will be on hand to give out free throat lozenges to all screamers.
Screamers and Squealers - A pizza with mushrooms and bacon.
As in the case of Screamers, Allegro Films Distribution will distribute Jackals in Canada, while Triumph Films, a division of Sony Pictures Entertainment, will distribute the movie in the United States and internationally.
Allegro's acquisition of Circuit Films and its association with Andre Paquette will also enable Allegro Films Distribution to offer the following films by the summer and fall of 1995: SCREAMERS, the science-fiction mega-production directed by Christian Duguay and produced by Allegro Films, featuring Roy Dupuis, Peter Weller and Jennifer Rubin; RAINBOW, a family film starring Dan Ackroyd, Bob Hoskins and Jacob Tierney; ERREUR SUR LA PERSONNE, a first film by Gilles Noel with Macha Grenon and Michel Cote; THE SHOOTER, a film by the celebrated Canadian director Ted Kotcheff, with Dolph Lundgren, Marutchka Detmers, Asumpta Serna and John Ashton; and THE TWINSITTERS, a family comedy featuring twins Peter and David Paul.
When it becomes evident that the screamers have created new models that look just like humans, Hendricksson sets out to make a survival alliance with his NEB counterpart.
A screamer is somebody whose defenses and whose alibis somehow melt away, and they actually process what a genocide is without defense, without guile,'' Samantha Power, a professor at Harvard's John F.