Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. See engine-stop.

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Examples

  • But does any one else find it a bit strnage that topping her list of "top accomplishments" is the fact that she fought to keep a speed-limit 45-mph?

    Kris Amundson Retires

  • In that case, we were in the centre lane and this moron overtook us, cut us off and proceeded across the next lane of traffic, again cutting cars off, drove straight into the off-ramp lane, again cutting cars off and drove at twice the speed-limit up the ramp … all with his left leg, in a cast, pointing straight out the window.

    2009 August 19 « Mudpuddle

  • Observe the posted speed-limit signs on the highway.

    Hints From Heloise

  • In fact, she was stopped in a 55-mph speed zone and was about 100 feet away from a speed-limit sign increasing the speed limit to 65 mph.

    Hints From Heloise

  • Associated Press Workers install a new speed-limit sign along Interstate 65 in Indiana, one of 34 states to raise its ceiling to 70 miles per hour or more.

    Why 70 Miles Per Hour Is the New 55

  • The discrepancy, which county officials began addressing this week, can be found in the speed-limit laws of the state and Fairfax, the commonwealth's most populous locality at nearly 1.1 million residents.

    Fairfax missing out on speeding ticket funds because of legal error

  • Department of Transportation crews are examining streets near schools to see whether special 20-miles-per-hour speed-limit zones should be set up there.

    New Push to Snap Speeders

  • So that's zero tolerance if you drive 5mph over a speed-limit, stray into a bus lane because the normal lane is blocked by someone turning right or overstay your wait on a yellow line; that's a fine and/or points and no excuses allowed for driving offences but all the mitigating factors taken into account if you stick to robbing corner shops.

    Archive 2008-03-01

  • Topes are speed bumps, and they are a highly effective speed-limit enforcement in lieu of state troopers.

    Kook

  • We all see the speed-limit signs on the side of the road, and even roadside memorials, serving as reminders to drive safely and at the proper speed.

    Speed: What’s the limit?

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