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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A widow-maker sounds like our old killer on the loose, but this time caught and hanging from a tree in the pines, in the pines, where the sun never shines.
Remnants of the belt-driven Widow-Maker can be found abandoned on farmsteads all over the country, although some have attained "collectible" status.
As performed with great resonance by American bass Greer Grimsley, the notorious widow-maker was strangely sympathetic.
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.
His horse, Widow-Maker, was raised on a special diet of nitroglycerin and barbed wire and killed everyone who rode him except Bill.
Once considered a widow-maker because of its propensity to maim its operator, in the 1960s, the chainsaw came into its own as a farm and ranch tool--still considered dangerous, but safe enough for the general public.
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.