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  • v. Present participle of abseil.

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Examples

  • Dulwich in the summer term abseiling in the cadets in the sort of activity that would never happen now with Health and Safety ruling our lives as it does.

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  • Ideas range from adventurous activities such as abseiling and Parkour through cycling and dancing to a spot of culture at museums and exhibitions.

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  • The Calvert Trust is a small charitable organisation that helps provide outdoor activities, such as abseiling, paragliding and kayaking, to people with sensory, physical, learning and mental disabilities.

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  • series character-building tasks such as abseiling, bog-snorkelling and anything that involves being shouted at by a middle-aged man with a whistle.

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  • An outing to Anstruther (eastneukoutdoors.co.uk) for kids' sea-kayaking or abseiling is topped off with a treat of fish (or lobster or venison) and chips at the award-winning Anstruther Fish Bar (anstrutherfishbar.co.uk).

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  • The essential plot is that a young man dies while abseiling down a cliff on Cornwall's coast; the death is no accident and the police have to discover who sabotaged the climbing equipment.

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  • Curiosity will reach Mars next summer – if all goes to plan, abseiling down from a hovering "sky crane" to set off across the surface equipped with a drill, laser probe and other equipment to analyse Martian soil and rocks for evidence that Earth's neighbour might once have been supported life.

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  • Like when you're on the phone and somebody asks what's been happening, and you completely forget about the abseiling and the elephant ride and the zombie apocalypse and just say, "meh, nothing much", you know?

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  • Today, when we meet in a chilly television studio in west London, she is wearing a white T-shirt and oversize black trousers, cut off at the ankle and held up by a pair of elastic braces that cross over her chest like an abseiling safety harness.

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  • Now, the average person may not be scrabbling for their Visa at the mention of 88% off abseiling ("weight restrictions apply", tubby), 60% off burlesque lessons, or 67% off waxing, but Wowcher clearly has a powerful effect on some (ie the people in the advert).

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  • Police have arrested the man and seven other activists, who unfurled a banner at the top of the monument, facing the Champs-Elysees.

    It is not yet clear why the man, who was abseiling down from a parapet near the top, plunged to the ground.

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/8625264.stm

    April 18, 2010