figure-of-eight love



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  • n. A device for abseiling, so-called for its shape. Also figure-eight, figure-8.
  • n. A type of knot.


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  • But even conventional compositions can offer startling insights, such as the views of Haweswater in the album that Thomas Chubbard compiled for the wealthy Daniel Daulby when he came to live at Rydal Mount in 1796, showing the small figure-of-eight lake beneath the crags of High Street, before the later reservoir drowned the village and its farms.

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  • However, e turns a vertical figure-of-eight and u a horizontal one, and the only letter that is unambiguous when at rest is i, which consists of two "tadpoles" turning clockwise.

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  • They move in the same figure-of-eight pattern as the wings of flies.


  • With reinforced hands (one on top of the order) sweep up the spine then work around the shoulder blades in a figure-of-eight movement.

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  • The project architect, Eric Parry, revealed to the Archbishop his design of balanced positive and negative spatial elements through the creation of a glass walled pavilion with a domed roof rising into the churchyard, and a dramatic figure-of-eight oculus allowing a shaft of light into the underground gallery with splendid views of the spire rising above.

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  • With both hands, stroke gently up the spine, round the shoulder blades in a figure-of-eight then gently down the sides of the body.

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  • Hamilton had heard a great deal about Suzuka, the only figure-of-eight circuit in F1.

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  • "Apparently he didn't want it back, his lumbago's so bad, " said Hermione, now performing complicated figure-of-eight movements with her wand. 'so Ron's dad said I could borrow it.

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  • The front line fighter carried a big, heavy shield, shaped either like a figure-of-eight or a tower, and composed of multiple layers of leather on a bronze rim.

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  • He was a tough warrior who carried a huge figure-of-eight shield into battle, made of leather, rimmed with bronze, and held together by two rods.

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