widow-maker


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widow-maker

n. a dangerous horse; anything dangerous: a gun, strong alcohol, etc. I call this stuff widow-maker. It’s really strong.
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For,not only did he deprive so many innocent people of their lives,he was an orphan-maker and a widow-maker too.
6 (-) K-19 - The Widow-maker (12A) Cold War tension in a stricken Soviet submarine.
On display, and open to inspection to even the smallest of visitors, were a range of planes including the Lockheed F104G Starfighter, also ominously known as the Widow-Maker, a McDonnell Voodoo TF 101B Fighter, a Vulcan bomber and a 1949 Fairey Gannet Naval Trainer craft.
In the woods, however, a widow-maker is a tree that hangs up on another tree as it falls.
This type of heart attack is commonly known as a widow-maker because of the severity of the episode and typically has a lower rate of survival.
He is about to star with Liam Neeson in a new submarine thriller K-19: The Widow-maker.
By the spring of 1966 the debacle over the widow-maker led to Panitzki's dismissal, and LGen Steinhoff became Inspector General of the Air Force.
And the number one culprit, the main widow-maker and creator of orphans, is the cigarette.