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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of switchback.


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  • The trail snaked around the side of the mountain and then switchbacked over the top.

    Here's another chance to tell your interesting hunting or war stories.

  • Yet that "same" does carry a caveat. 24 is a thriller, elongated and switchbacked to fill 24 episodes, some more successfully than others, and it walks a silk-thread tightrope of plausibility.

    The locale has changed, but the thrill of '24' hasn't

  • The road switchbacked up the nearest hump of the Dos Jorobas.

    To Fetch a Thief

  • The switchbacked grade on Bull Creek Rd is also known as the Burma Grade, pretty much as you said.

    Telegraph Fire Summary July 31 & Burma Grade Map

  • The "Burma Grade" is the switchbacked dirt road that starts at Briceburg on the north side of the river where HWY 140 and the Merced River first intersect as you travel east from Mariposa.

    Threat Eases as Telegraph Slows To a Crawl

  • I was at the second landing, where the stairs switchbacked, before I heard, over the noise which was masking my descent, the sound of several feet ascending the stair I was about to step around the corner onto.

    Orphans of Chaos

  • I remember thinking, as we switchbacked up and up and up through the hills, higher yet than the 2,200 meters (about 5000 feet) of the city of Guanajuato, that the landscape was at once ferocious and tender.

    Guanajuato's sonic landscape

  • A faded scar that switchbacked up the open mountain face.

    grouse Diary Entry

  • Ten miles south and west of Fort Stockton itself, the road curved to the right and switchbacked over the top of the ridge, then fell away down the far slope and ran parallel to the Big Canyon Draw for a spell.

    Echo Burning

  • The road switchbacked three more times, then straightened and came to a wide clearing.

    Till the Butchers Cut Him Down


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