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*devil

Fig. a severe scolding. (*Typically: get ~; Catch ~; give someone ~.) Bill is always getting the devil about something. I'm late. If I don't get home soon, I'll catch the devil!
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But a cancer called Devil Facial Tumor Disease (DFTD) is killing devils on mainland Tasmania, endangering the species.
The Devil & Demon Strategy is focused on reshaping outdated models of computing in the media and entertainment industry.
By the start of this year, the mysterious malady--devil facial tumor disease (DFTD)--had wiped out 90 percent of the Tasmanian devil population (see Widespread Disease, right).
Cedric was one of the few devils whose immune system could fight off the infectious cancer, which started in a single long-dead devil and has since swept over more than half the island.
Whilst the Tasmanian Conservation Trust welcomed the use of Maria Island for this purpose, devil expert Androo
People still believed in the devil's power to act in the physical world, but the reformed interpretation of the devil saw his real power as his "influence on the conscience" (287).
We had a great visit and the entire experience was very moving," said Devil Rays Vice President of Hispanic Community Outreach and Military Affairs Jose Tavarez, who accompanied the players and coaches.
Literature has recruited this symbol in tales of meeting the devil at the crossroads at midnight or embracing the Faustian bargain to barter the soul in return for what is mortally desirable.
Devils often fight among themselves, especially during mating season.
Instead, Jesus begins his ministry alone, in the wilderness, being tempted by the devil.
Dendle's critical focus is narratology, specifically the narrative construction of the devil, which leads him to "approach the texts in terms of internal narrative logic, therefore, attempting to reconstruct the scenes and actions as far as they are explicitly described" (5).
Out of a hundred French exorcists," he continued, "there are only five who believe in the devil and carry out exorcisms.
Jerome took to the skies in a VE-7 single-seat biplane with the Marine Fighting Plane Squadron 3 Red Devil insignia on the aft fuselage.
Richard Porter has appealed to the Chatham School Committee to remove the Blue Devil mascot from the high school.
The popularity of the idea of the devil has waxed and waned through the ages.