eighteen-wheeler


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18-wheeler

A tractor-trailer that has 18 wheels. Be careful changing lanes, there's an 18-wheeler coming up behind you.

eighteen-wheeler

n. a large trailer truck. (There are a total of eighteen wheels on the cab and trailer.) An eighteen-wheeler almost ran me off the road.
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The film thus shows us, from its very beginning, how, for large corporations, humans matter only once their bodies are reconfigured as slick machines, and that when these machines fail to produce or function in standardized ways, they, like the black smoke that leaves the eighteen-wheeler's exhaust pipe, become industrial waste.
People stand and clap." In the body of this poem, Seibles registers his futility: When it comes to my country I'm like a chipmunk snarling at an avalanche, like a dragonfly slamming its sharp beak into the wilding steel of an eighteen-wheeler.
He rarely moves his gaze from himself--except to go to a movie, read a book, or glance at the funeral home across the street: "About once a month, a long eighteen-wheeler arrives from the such-and-such casket company.
This summer, the second Koolhaas-designed space will open in the Venetian's complex: The Guggenheim Las Vegas, a 63,700-square-foot behemoth reminiscent of an airplane hangar, will feature open, airy galleries, seventy-foot ceilings, and a giant, six-story door wide enough to accommodate an eighteen-wheeler. Details include a "media wall" on which images will be projected and vast mechanical ceiling panels that, rumor has it, may be imprinted with reproductions of Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel frescoes.
Use pattern blocks or paper shapes to make a model of an eighteen-wheeler. Create models of other forms of transportation.
Waits amassed an eighteen-wheeler's worth of weird instruments-calliopes, Balinese metal aunglongs, glass harmonicas, bowed saw, pump organ, accordion, Mellotron, bass boo-bams, brake drums, parade drums, even one he built called a condundrum.
Huge eighteen-wheeler trucks were pulling in and out of the lot when I arrived.
Big Rig is a simple, rhyming picturebook about the delivery adventure of a hardworking eighteen-wheeler truck.
Jimbob the coyote who was hired to smuggle them across the border drinks half a dozen beers makes a wrong turn and crashes his pickup truck into an eighteen-wheeler. While everyone else in the vehicle dies in a fiery explosion Ignacio is thrown clear during the crash only to find himself placed in the indifferent care of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement Service.
The question of whether Dan Quayle is up to dealing with Mikhail Gorbachev has, of course, been uppermost in the minds of Washington observers ever since Quayle succeeded to office on the day George Bush resigned to take a job driving an eighteen-wheeler - a career change for Bush that was described by some as the crowning success of his effort to become a regular guy and by others as "some serious overcompensation for the wimp thing."
In the next week or ten days an eighteen-wheeler will back down our two-track.
Father of two Jonathan London presents My Big Rig, a children's picturebook about a young boy who imagines what it would be like to drive a bright yellow, eighteen-wheeler truck across the country.
While Captains Kirk and Picard had the Enterprise and the Doctor had the TARDIS, our boys trek around the galaxy in the Hoopty, a twenty-third-century cross between low-rider and eighteen-wheeler.
Due to the short timing of the left-turn signal at Illinois 13 west and Halfway Road, eighteen-wheelers can only make it through the light one at a time.
The precious metal is removed from the seventh-floor display when the last bid has been recorded, and the cars are rolled onto an elevator for transfer down to the eighteen-wheelers that will take them to secure storage until their new owners retrieve them.