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  • adj. Without a helmet


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  • David Guttnfelder/Associated Press A helmetless Prime Minister Kan with soldiers' remains Mr. Kan has surprised many in Japan with his enthusiastic push for a project to bring home the bones of some of the 13,000 people believed buried on the island.

    Japan Steps Up Search for Iwo Jima Dead

  • Before that, there was the 2006 motorcycle accident after the first Super Bowl victory, with Roethlisberger getting badly injured while riding helmetless and without a permit.

    Fans in Pittsburgh fed up with Big Ben, but Steelers stuck with QB

  • I want him not to wear too much padding, to look like a man who has rushed out to bat from the track, or a night spent at the Grand Hotel in Cannes: helmetless is the dream, but provocatively bared forearms will do.

    Why English cricket needs the six appeal of an Indiana Jones | Barney Ronay

  • Or quarterback Ben Roethlisberger's helmetless motorcycle joyride that ended in a horrific crash.

    The Hurt-Yourself Hall of Fame

  • Raiders returner Johnnie Lee Higgins scored on a punt return for the second straight week, skittering 89 yards down the Broncos sideline, picking up blocks along the way, including one near the goal line by helmetless teammate Jon Alston.

  • The controversial comic paths blazed by "Doonesbury" -- whether it was the unmarried couple Rick Redfern and Joanie Caucus wordlessly depicted in bed together, or a helmetless B.D. shouting "Son of a bitch!" after losing a leg in Iraq -- have provided dividends to be reaped by the generations after Trudeau.

    Riffs' Best Books of 2010: Trudeau reflects on 40 years of 'DOONESBURY'

  • If all women across the nation chose to ride helmetless for fifteen hours straight, there would surely be several more deaths than if they had all worn helmets.

    The Emperor of All Maladies

  • But for an individual woman who rides her bicycle helmetless to the corner grocery store once a week, the risk is so minor that some would dismiss it outright.

    The Emperor of All Maladies

  • To argue that drivers should be free to "disrespect" cyclists who are helmetless is akin to arguing that we need not summon an ambulance if an injured automobile passenger was clearly not wearing a seatbelt in direct violation of the law in most American states.

    Single Sided and Fully Enclosed: The Inaccessibility of "Bike Culture"

  • I see a few people justifying helmetless riding by virtue of a separate bike path... that's the only place that has sent me to the hospital on a bike.

    Single Sided and Fully Enclosed: The Inaccessibility of "Bike Culture"


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