from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Of or relating to highly volatile high-octane gasoline.
  • adj. Meeting exacting requirements.

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  • n. Premium gasoline.


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  • When the gas engine came on, Consumer Reports got about 30 miles to the gallon of premium fuel; which, in terms of additional cost of high-test gas, drives the effective mileage closer to 27 mpg.

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  • In the old days they were apparently home built or strictly high-test, but with modern collars the highly customizable levels seem to take cruelty out of the equation for any owner.

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  • I tend to think of them as non-profit vampires of refrigerator contents and laundry detergent mixed with high-test testosterone.

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  • The yuppie filling his tank with high-test, checking his email on his Blackberry as he stands there.

    The Burning Gulf

  • No foo-foo that day—it was pure high-test, God bless the night crew.

    Paradise General

  • Melvin poured the tepid contents of his cup on the floor, and refilled his cup with high-test.

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  • The car was secured to the floor of the chopper with four high-test tie-downs.

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  • The idea: By inflating a large kite, which is attached by high-test lines to a control bar, and attaching oneself to it with a harness, a rider can power himself at speed across water, over waves, up into the air, even off of snowy mountains on skis, using the kite itself as a steering mechanism and throttle.

    The Sky's the Limit!

  • Then he turns it over to the Barrage Garage Gals to help do some field testing and high-test high-jinks ensue.

    Boing Boing

  • Remember, decaffeinated teas are just as healthy as their high-test cousins: the polyphenols are not removed with the caffeine.

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