Evel Knievel

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Evel Knievel

slang A jocular term for someone who engages in dangerous stunts. Evel Knievel was an American daredevil known for performing dangerous motorcycle jumps. Hey, Evel Knievel! If I hear about you jumping over trash cans on your bike again, you'll be grounded for a month!
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Motorcycle daredevil Evel Knievel is in stable condition in an American hospital after receiving a long-awaited liver transplant.
DAREDEVIL Evel Knievel didn't leap at the chance of a life-saving liver transplant.
Britain's answer to Evel Knievel kick-started his career on TV this month after a tragedy that almost destroyed him.
SIR - Chris Bryant is right when he says that English Votes for English Laws (EVEL) is a "charter for breaking up the union", but wrong to oppose it.
The ex-Labour leader teamed up with the former first minister to attack David Cameron's bid to ban Scottish MPs from some Commons votes - a move known as EVEL.
BORN RITA Hayworth, US film actress, 1918, above EVEL Knievel, stunt rider, 1938 EMINEM, American rap singer, 1972 DIED JOEY Bishop, US film actor, 2007, above TENNESSEE Ernie Ford, US singer, 1991 CHOPIN, Polish Composer, 1849
THE son of stunt rider Evel Knievel is to take on the jump his late father failed.
The Top Gear presenter comes face to face with stunt legend Evel Knievel.
EVEL KNIEVEL, the hardliving motorcycle daredevil whose exploits made him an international icon in the 1970s, died last night.
Mention the name Evel Kneivel and images of a daredevil motorcyclist in a jumpsuit spring to mind ( even though his last major stunt was decades ago.
In fact I'd rather trust them and the car to Evel Knievel.
Now for the insane addition: For Evel Kinevel types, there is a launch ramp that sends you over I the Mickey Mouse bowl.
Motorcycle daredevil Evel Knievel was stable last night after receiving a long-awaited liver transplant.
EVEL Knievel, the former stuntman and motorcycle daredevil, is waiting for a liver transplant.
There were repeated warnings that English Votes for English Laws (EVEL) creates two classes of MP.