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  • noun climbing A runner: a short sling with a karabiner on either end, used to link the climbing rope to a bolt, nut, friend, or similar.

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Examples

  • I have written before on the evils of mounting a shotgun too quickly, as if it were a quick-draw contest between you and the bird.

    Shotgun Slug Accuracy Tips from the American Slug Shooting Association

  • All of this was presided over by the town marshal, Wild Windy Bill McKay, who was a quick-draw artist and singing cowboy as well as a daring and resourceful upholder of law and order on the violent frontier.

    Buffalo Bill! The thrill of my life to have invented you!

  • But whereas Tebowmania brings out the worst of our jingoistic, foam-finger-waving, faith-abusing tendencies as sports fans, Linsanity triggers a range of responses that treads lightly on the tightrope of rational fandom -- even in the face of globalization, quick-draw Internet memes, and the bully pulpit that is the comments section of most popular sports blogs.

    Chi Tung: Linsanity: The Point God of Sports Memes

  • The Republican candidate comes across well as consistent and sincere, but his quick-draw machismo will scare voters away.

    Perry's Popping-Off Problem

  • But whereas Tebowmania brings out the worst of our jingoistic, foam-finger-waving, faith-abusing tendencies as sports fans, Linsanity triggers a range of responses that treads lightly on the tightrope of rational fandom -- even in the face of globalization, quick-draw Internet memes, and the bully pulpit that is the comments section of most popular sports blogs.

    Chi Tung: Linsanity: The Point God of Sports Memes

  • But whereas Tebowmania brings out the worst of our jingoistic, foam-finger-waving, faith-abusing tendencies as sports fans, Linsanity triggers a range of responses that treads lightly on the tightrope of rational fandom -- even in the face of globalization, quick-draw Internet memes, and the bully pulpit that is the comments section of most popular sports blogs.

    Chi Tung: Linsanity: The Point God of Sports Memes

  • Given the harm that the bottom 5 to 10 percent of teachers cause, the quick-draw approach of the accountability hawks is understandable, even though their scatter-shot aim is bound to destroy the careers of many good educators.

    John Thompson: Don't Go Off Rootin' and Tootin' and There Won't Be No Cuttin' nor Shootin'

  • Men weren't having quick-draw duels on frontier streets—they couldn't, for eminently practical reasons: The guns they carried were so liable to misfire that only a fool would keep a live round in the chamber.

    New Tales of the Old West

  • Given the harm that the bottom 5 to 10 percent of teachers cause, the quick-draw approach of the accountability hawks is understandable, even though their scatter-shot aim is bound to destroy the careers of many good educators.

    John Thompson: Don't Go Off Rootin' and Tootin' and There Won't Be No Cuttin' nor Shootin'

  • His primary flaw appears to be a chesty, quick-draw machismo that might be right for an angry base but wrong for an antsy country.

    Perry's Popping-Off Problem

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