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  • n. Alternative spelling of cable car.


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  • On this overcast Saturday morning, however, Mr. Hudak won't get paid for carrying his load from the starting point at the top cable-car station up to Zamkovskeho Chata, or Zamkovsky's Cabin, at 1,475 meters.

    Europe's Last Sherpas Race to the Mountaintop

  • In the 1979 James Bond movie "Moonraker," actor Richard Kiel's steel-toothed character, Jaws, chews his way through cable-car wires and survives a plunge from the top of Iguazu Falls—but Mr. Kiel's isn't the only memorable role in the film.

    Beware of Catching the King's Eye

  • The Transport Workers Union Local 250-A, which represents some 2,200 bus, streetcar and cable-car operators, says Mr. Elsbernd's charter amendment is motivated primarily by politics.

    Uncommon Success for Union Adversary

  • Switzerland will offer visitors a cable-car ride onto a flowering meadow on the roof of its pavilion, while the Indian pavilion will be modeled after a 2,200-year-old Buddhist stupa and display the wisdom of the ancients.

    Shanghai Aims to Attract the World

  • After recovering their skis and equipment, the men quickly headed up a steep road that ran next to a cable-car route.

    Shadow Knights

  • He was sitting on one of the sofas in the next room, beneath a flat-screen television broadcasting muted helicopter footage of the cable-car station where her life had been saved.


  • But it was clear that, despite his quick moves in the cable-car station, he did not kill easily.


  • Kirk went in for another kiss, when suddenly the cable-car bell rang.

    Delta Anomaly

  • The slot, the iron cable-car crack along the center of Market Street in Old San Francisco from which "arose the burr of the ceaseless, endless cable that was hitched at will to the cars it dragged up and down," was a physical and symbolic metaphor.

    “Samuel! There was a rolling wonder in the sound. Ay, there was!”

  • Among fun places to visit with children in Zacatecas are the El Eden mine, where a narrow-gauge mining train takes visitors into the depths below the city and the cable-car or teleferico which soars over the city from one of the mine's upper entrances to the La Bufa hill with its outstanding view over everything.

    Zacatecas: a labyrinth of riches


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