white-knuckle


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white-knuckle

1. mod. having to do with an event that creates a lot of tension, especially an airplane flight. We came in during the storm on a white-knuckle flight from Chicago.
2. mod. of a person who is made tense by something such as flying or sailing. I’m afraid I’m a white-knuckle sailor, and you’d all be much happier if I stay on dry land.
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Analogously, the size of the white-knuckle externality depends on [partial derivative]c/[partial derivative]D, which is the marginal value of reducing the nontime costs generated by congestion, such as stress and frustration; it is referred to herein as the "white-knuckle value" (WKV).
FAILURE: The carriages on the Mine Train ride, main picture, with the coupling which is being investigated arrowed' ATTRACTION: The white-knuckle Mine Train ride
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That's the name of the new pounds 1million white-knuckle ride that comes on stream in June at Drayton Manor in Staffordshire.
Instead, the picture shifts into a hostage drama of white-knuckle boredom.
FOR white-knuckle tension, this series takes some beating.
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The pupils from Aberdare High School and Pontypridd High School took part in a two-mile fell run over the Darren mountain, a tactical archery mission, an invigorating cycling challenge and a white-knuckle canoe relay in the recent sophomore Do You Dare event at the Dare Valley Country Park.
Either way, as always, it's going to be a white-knuckle ride with the Blues.
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This year we have assembled some of the finest funfair equipment to be found in the country with white-knuckle rides and popular family attractions.
On-board cameras delivery best white-knuckle action.
He deserves more praise for the gripping, white-knuckle ending.
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