Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A Russian. Used formerly in distinguishing ethnic Russians from other constituent peoples of the Soviet Union or the Russian Empire.

Etymologies

Translation of Russian Velikorusskiĭ : velikiĭ, great + russkiĭ, Russian.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • In its 1980s heyday, the 800-mile pipeline pushed some 2.2 million barrels of oil a day from Alaska's North Slope to the port of Valdez.

    Alaska's Ebbing Oil

  • With the key 800-mile oil route back in service, investors are closely watching the recent rise in stockpiles of fuel products, both in the U.S. and Europe, as continued builds could stifle any push toward triple-digit oil.

    Crude Pulls Back Below $91

  • After finding oil leaking from an intake pipe into the basement of a primary pumping station early Saturday, Alyeska stopped the flow of oil to the 800-mile Trans Alaska Pipeline system and told companies extracting oil from Alaska's North Slope to slash output by 95%, or almost 600,000 barrels a day.

    Alaska Oil Pipeline Restarts

  • Refineries that use crude from the 800-mile Alaska pipeline said they aren't currently facing any supply issues, but analysts said any delays in restarting the flow of oil could lead to shortages.

    Oil Prices Settle Above $91

  • The just-completed Beijing to Shanghai high-speed rail link, which takes less than five hours for the 800-mile trip, is the crown jewel of China's current 5,000 miles of rail, set to grow to 10,000 miles in 2020.

    China vs. America: Which Is the Developing Country?

  • The state has proposed an 800-mile high-speed rail plan from San Diego to San Francisco.

    Runaway Trains

  • Analysts said the shutdown of the 800-mile pipeline network could trigger a jump in oil prices unless the flow of oil resumes quickly, as the region represents a significant slice of domestic U.S. oil output.

    Alaska Pipeline Closes

  • February Nymex crude oil futures were up $1.42 at $89.45 per barrel on Globex, as investors reacted to news that the 800-mile Trans Alaska Pipeline network has been shut down due to a leak.

    Asian Shares Slip on Euro-Zone Worries

  • February Nymex crude oil futures were up $1.26 at $89.29 per barrel on Globex on news that the 800-mile Trans Alaska Pipeline network has been shut down due to a leak.

    Asia Stocks Slip on U.S. Jobs Data

  • On Saturday, Alyeska Pipeline Service, whic h operates the 800-mile pipeline network, turned off the pipeline after workers discovered a leak, a closure that forced BP, Exxon Mobil and others to shut down nearly all of their oil production on the North Slope.

    Business Watch

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