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  • n. Plural form of elliptical.


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  • "I call ellipticals feel-good machines because it's really easy to get on and ho-hum your workout," said Douglass, who is based in Salt Lake City, Utah.

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  • In a telephone news conference on Wednesday and a paper published Thursday in the journal Nature, Marat Gilfanov and his colleague, Akos Bogdan, both of the Max Planck Institute for Astrophysics in Garching, Germany, said that for at least one class of galaxies in the universe, the roundish conglomerations of older, redder stars known as ellipticals, these supernovas are mostly produced by collisions.

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  • Cross-training machines, also known as ellipticals, offer similar calorie burning benefits to jogging, but without the injury to back, knees, hips or ankles. news, business, sport, the Daily Telegraph newspaper, Sunday Telegraph

  • With treadmills and ellipticals, if you pay more, you might get more features and sturdier construction, she says.

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  • Among the "ellipticals"—the people who vaporize—are Shaq, Greta Van Susteren and the pope.

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  • At my gym, exalted banks of television sets loom high in the sky above the ellipticals and treadmills, the story of our collective American state of mind, beaming down at me on all channels.

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  • —Kevin McCarthy, associate editorSee our Ratings of treadmills and ellipticals.

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  • - The CrossFit Regina gym doesn't have stair-climbers, ellipticals or universal weight machines.

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  • (Subscribers can take a look at our latest Ratings for ellipticals, treadmills, and exercise bikes.)

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  • The large red ellipticals, the LRGs, are at least useful for tracing out the ancient pattern of rings, now 450 million light-years across, around the mountain ranges of dark matter, now 300 million light-years long, and that together outline the large-scale structure.

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