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  • adj. occurring at or from a relative high altitude


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  • The congressionally mandated Commission to Assess the Threat to the United States from Electromagnetic Pulse Attack called a high-altitude nuclear EMP one of the few ways an enemy could inflict "catastrophic" damage on the United States -- a fact Broad never mentions.

    James Jay Carafano: New York Times Turns Blind Eye to EMP Threat

  • The doctor feared he was developing a potentially deadly condition called high-altitude cerebral edema.

    The Seattle Times

  • When the group climbed down, he was examined at a clinic, where it was determined he was suffering from another condition known as high-altitude pulmonary edema, or excess fluid in the lungs.

    The Seattle Times

  • Last year, during the holy month of Ramadan when eating and drinking are prohibited from sun-up to sundown, Muhammad woke up at 90-minute intervals in the middle of the night to hydrate during a high-altitude training camp in Colorado Springs.

    Fencer With Headscarf Is a Cut Above the Rest

  • Watson, who talks as fast as he plays guitar, brought some "high-altitude proselytizing" to the night's proceedings with "I Hear Them All" and even managed to slow it down a bit on a duet with special guest Emmylou Harris "We're All In This Together".

    Michael Bialas: A Double Date With Sara Watkins at Telluride Bluegrass Festival

  • Later on the same trip, my husband and I were trekking through beautiful high-altitude mountains in the western part of the country.

    Catherine New: Why Scary Images Didn't Help Me Quit Smoking

  • It was an E-4B, specially modified for use as a mobile command post, with hardened electronics that could withstand the electromagnetic pulses caused by high-altitude nuclear explosions.

    The Omega Theory

  • It was probably formed a few hundreds of years after the Flood, when a huge natural dam broke and two enormous, high-altitude lakes—which were left by the Flood—emptied, causing water to gush down, carving the canyon.

    Modern Science in the Bible

  • This kitchen was cursed with mini cupboard space, an awkward layout and floor-to-ceiling east windows that in summer let in the intense high-altitude sunlight and converted the room into a glaring bake oven, a change from the winter freeze-out.

    Bird Cloud

  • Did a UFO crash at Roswell in New Mexico in 1947 or was it an experimental high-altitude balloon?

    In praise of … UFOs | Editorial


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