- v. Simple past tense and past participle of rappel.
“To avoid the steps completely, I "rappelled" down a post from the upstairs using a lamp cord.”
“Subduing the beast required the combined efforts of a police sniper, who rappelled down the side of the building and fired tranquilizer darts through an open window -- this was received quite poorly by the tiger, who all but leapt out the window at the shaken officer -- and of three Bronx Zoo employees, who entered the apartment with police a while later to ensure that the tiger was, in fact, fully sedated.”
“David Gray/Reuters WASHING WINDOWS: Cleaners rappelled down the front of a newly constructed building in central Beijing Tuesday.”
“After being trapped there for six days, he cut off his own arm with a penknife, rappelled down a 20 meter wall and hiked eight miles down the canyon before finally encountering a family who gave him food and water.”
“Greenpeace's daring actions against Chicago's lethal and widely denounced old coal-fired plants expanded this afternoon, as eight more activists rappelled off the Pulaski Bridge, near the Crawford coal plant.”
“With cameras clicking, Wills rappelled down the face of a two-hundred-foot cliff while attempting to steady a stretcher filled with ballast to simulate a human body.”
“Rouelle Umali/Xinhua/Zuma Press LEAPING ALONG: Rescue personnel rappelled down a building during a fire and earthquake drill in Quezon, Philippines, Friday.”
“After seizing control of the first five ships without fatalities, soldiers rappelled from helicopters onto the largest of the ships, the 590-passenger Mavi Marmara, where passengers affiliated with a Turkish Islamic aid organization known as the IHH attacked them with chains, pipes, knives, and other light weapons, according to eyewitness accounts and supported by videos of the raid taken by israeli soldiers.”
“Lefteris Pitarakis/Associated Press GOING DOWN: A Treasury employee watched as a member of Greenpeace rappelled off the ministry's building in London Tuesday.”
“Rescuers rappelled down a cliff trying to trace 21 Chinese tourists whose bus is thought to have tumbled off a coastal road in Taiwan during Typhoon Megi.”
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