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Wednesday, 18 February 2015

Defenestration

Defenestration [noun]
1. The act of throwing a thing or a person out of a window
2. A swift dismissal or expulsion

During the First Defenestration of Prague, a judge, a burgomaster and thirteen members of the town council were thrown out of the window and into the street, where they were killed by the fall or dispatched by an angry mob.

- Timothy Ng

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