cone of silence


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cone of silence

An inverted cone-shaped space directly over the aerial towers of some forms of radio beacons in which signals are unheard or greatly reduced in volume. See also Z marker beacon.
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"In terms of researching Saudi Arabia (and political detentions), the cone of silence is not like anything I have ever seen, and I have researched Libya, Syria, Yemen, Iraq ...
Amongst the few volumes he will produce in those years, that will be sent to French publishers as Stalin's cone of silence has descended upon him, is Men in Prison, a clear-eyed, profoundly humane account of life in the French penal system and of the people Serge met during those five long years--both the prisoners and the various representatives of the state's repressive apparatus.
There is an almost embarrassing cone of silence around today's protesters.
"In the meantime, I'll be in the market for a new tinfoil hat and cone of silence."
Unlike the knock-down budget battles that paralyzed government for much of the year, this debate will largely take place within what one lobbyist calls a "cone of silence" with Republicans and Democrats aiming to minimize discord as they race to set spending levels for thousands of individual government programs.
A) Create an eavesdropping-proof cone of silence in any hotel room.
“I'm sure there will be a cone of silence reference or two,” Smith added.
The Cone of Silence sailed consistently well over the weekend with McConaghy MD Jono Morris at the helm: "It was fantastic sailing, some of the best racing I have ever done.
They might as well have been Maxwell Smart reporting from The Cone of Silence. When the next disappointment is announced, perhaps it will come from an undisclosed rider known as Deep Throat Jr.
Finally, the WSR-88D has a cone of silence over the radar site since the antenna is not tilted higher than 19 degrees.
The group entered a media cone of silence for a while, but its members recently allowed the camera to be turned on themselves in Alison Ellwood's new documentary, which promises to tell the story of The Eagles' formation, chart-topping hits such as "Hotel California," and what's happened since they reunited in 1994.