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white knuckler

1. n. a tense and nervous person. You white knucklers are just going to have to relax.
2. n. a suspenseful event, such as an exciting movie or a rough airplane flight. The movie was a real white knuckler.
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Well, in your case then, you can use a knuckler to rest your arm.
Wakefield (0-1) is 14-6 lifetime against the Twins, including a 7-4 mark at the Metrodome, where the float on his knuckler often proved more baffling than usual.
The Kings are creating offense with their defense, as was borne out in dramatic fashion Sunday, in the third minute of the second overtime when Emerson pilfered the puck from Peter Forsberg in the Kings' zone and got a pass to Smolinski, who scored on a 50-foot knuckler.
Nor, as it turned out, was Martinez's inexperience at catching the knuckler.
Granted, Harrison is not a modern-day Charlie Hough or Phil Niekro, two pitchers known for the knuckler.
Byers was alone in front of Greiss in the third period and actually shot a knuckler at the Sharks goalie.
Behind the plate for Wakefield was Josh Bard, who has his second chance trying to catch the unpredictable knuckler.
The challenge is that the field of noncanonical anthologies is long-lived (well over a century old) and richly stocked (with recent titles like Hummers, Knucklers, and Slow Curves: Contemporary Baseball Poems [1991] and Counting Caterpillars and Other Math Poems [1998]).
I had my very own special marble bag and two favorite knucklers.
With careful plotting, we lined up goes on the scariest white knucklers without having to queue for more than 10 minutes max.
For seniors who still haven't gotten their fill of thrill, Knott's has a roster of white knucklers from which to choose including GhostRider(R), one of the world's highest-rated wooden roller coasters; 30-story Supreme Scream(R); Perilous Plunge(TM), the world's tallest, steepest and wettest water ride; and Xcelerator(SM), a high-octane launch roller coaster that sends riders 0-80 mph in 2.
Of course, the Rockies can take solace in the fact they came here in June for a three-game series and, after being bewildered by Wakefield's knucklers in the opener during a 2-1 loss, blew the Red Sox out by scores of 12-2 and 7-1, mauling Beckett and Schilling in the process.
No knucklers needed: The Red Sox apparently don't want the Angels to beat up on Tim Wakefield anymore.
Wakefield's tantalizingly slow knucklers, usually thrown in the mid-60s and once dipping down to 59 mph on the radar gun.