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gas guzzler

A vehicle that consumes more than the average amount of gasoline during normal usage. Every time the price of oil rises, people trade in their gas guzzlers for more fuel-efficient cars.
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Since I really don't like the idea of bucks wandering from my property in search of ponds and streams, I'd much rather meet their needs with strategically placed water guzzlers.
Steven Rosenstock, a research biologist with the Arizona Game & Fish Department, says there is strong anecdotal evidence that guzzlers do indeed benefit both game and nongame wildlife.
Guzzlers include anxiety (need achievement theory and test anxiety research), low control (control theory, choice theory, and attribution theory), failure avoidance (need achievement theory), and self-sabotage/self-handicapping (self-worth motivation theory).
Once the dust settles in the desert, maybe Americans will realize that there are better ways to get their hydrocarbons than by fighting for them, and that there are better ways to get to work in the morning than by driving a gas guzzler.
Ang described the company's current fleet of older planes as "gas guzzlers," especially when compared with the new orders that have newer, more fuel efficient engines.
The poll showed North East motorists were most likely to penalise gas guzzlers while motorists in southern England and London were the keenest to see cheaper public transport.
A survey by Auto Trader suggests the introduction in last week's budget of punitive taxes on gas guzzlers - and incentives to buy low-emission cars - will have little effect on the cars we choose to buy.
The cars of tomorrow do not have to be gas guzzlers in order to appeal to the quality end of the market.
WHEN the Irish lost their place as the world's top Guinness guzzlers to Nigeria a few weeks back, the African coup made huge headlines.
James, 36, said: "Many top players drive gas guzzlers.
With gas prices reaching record highs across the country, and expected to go even higher, seeing more than 100 gas guzzlers race around the track, burning fuel at an alarming rate, was well, gluttonous.
But the government would encourage more people to make the right choices by cutting car tax on the most fuel-efficient cars and increasing it for gas guzzlers.
But we also need to encourage people to make the right choices by cutting car tax on the most efficient cars and putting it up for gas guzzlers.
Meanwhile, we are driving more and more, and doing a lot more of that driving in gas guzzlers.
So blind bats that use sonar systems to "see" must be real energy guzzlers when they fly.