luge vs skeleton

luge skeleton

Definitions

  • 1) The sport of racing on luges.
  • 2) A racing sled for one or two people that is ridden with the rider or riders lying on their back.
  • 3) The board used in street luge.
  • 4) The sport of street luge.
  • 5) A sport in which a small open sled is ridden by one or two people lying face-up with the feet pointed downhill, usually over an ice-covered course in a timed competition.
  • 6) The sled used in this sport.
  • 7) a racing sled for one or two people; it is raced down a chute of packed snow or ice, and the occupant(s) lie down on it with feet in the direction of motion.
  • 8) a racing sled for one or two people
  • 9) A Swiss form of coasting-sled of small size, steered by short iron-pointed sticks.
  • 10) To travel by luge

Definitions

  • 1) figuratively A very thin person.
  • 2) computing A client-helper procedure that communicates with a stub.
  • 3) figuratively The central core of something that gives shape to the entire structure.
  • 4) anatomy The system that provides support to an organism, internal and made up of bones and cartilage in vertebrates, external in some other animals.
  • 5) geometry The vertices and edges of a polyhedron, taken collectively.
  • 6) A frame that provides support to a building or other construction.
  • 7) An anthropomorphic representation of a skeleton. See Wikipedia:Skeleton (undead)
  • 8) A type of tobogganing in which competitors lie face down, and descend head first (compare luge). See Wikipedia:Skeleton (sport)
  • 9) The hard external structure that supports, protects, or contains the body of many invertebrates, such as mollusks, crustaceans, and corals, and certain vertebrates, such as turtles.
  • 10) Something reduced to its basic or minimal parts.
  • 11) One that is very thin or emaciated.
  • 12) The internal structure that protects and supports the soft organs, tissues, and other parts of a vertebrate organism, and is composed of bone and cartilage or, in certain animals, cartilage alone.
  • 13) The sled used in such a sport.
  • 14) A sport in which a person glides down an icy track head-first lying on one's stomach on a compact, simple sled that lacks steering or brakes.
  • 15) A supporting structure or framework, as of a building.
  • 16) An outline or sketch.
  • 17) The bony and cartilaginous framework which supports the soft parts of a vertebrate animal.
  • 18) The framework of anything; the principal parts that support the rest, but without the appendages.
  • 19) The more or less firm or hardened framework of an invertebrate animal.
  • 20) A very thin or lean person.
  • 21) The heads and outline of a literary production, especially of a sermon.
  • 22) the internal supporting structure that gives an artifact its shape
  • 23) something reduced to its minimal form
  • 24) a scandal that is kept secret
  • 25) In anatomy, the dry bones of the body taken together; hence, in anatomy and zoology, some or any hard part, or the set of hard parts together, which form a support, scaffold, or framework of the body, sustaining, inclosing, or protecting soft parts or vital organs; connective tissue, especially when hard, as when fibrous, cuticular, corneous, cartilaginous, osseous, chitinous, calcareous, or silicious; an endoskeleton, exoskeleton, dermoskeleton, scleroskeleton, splanchnoskeleton, etc. (See these words.)
  • 26) In printing, an exceedingly thin or condensed form of light-faced type.
  • 27) The supporting framework of anything; the principal parts that support the rest, but without the appendages.
  • 28) Milit., a regiment whose numbers have become reduced by casualties, etc.
  • 29) A very lean or much emaciated person; a mere shadow of a man.
  • 30) An outline or rough draft of any kind; specifically, the outline of a literary performance: as, the skeleton of a sermon.
  • 31) Of or relating to the sport of skeleton.
  • 32) Reduced to the basic or minimal parts or members.
  • 33) Of, relating to, or resembling a skeleton.
  • 34) a leaf from which the pulpy part has been removed by chemical means, the fibrous part alone remaining.
  • 35) a regiment which has its complement of officers, but in which there are few enlisted men.
  • 36) Consisting of, or resembling, a skeleton; consisting merely of the framework or outlines; having only certain leading features of anything
  • 37) [Eng.] a bill or draft made out in blank as to the amount or payee, but signed by the acceptor.
  • 38) (Zoöl.) a small crustacean of the genus Caprella. See Illust. under Læmodipoda.
  • 39) a proof of a print or engraving, with the inscription outlined in hair strokes only, such proofs being taken before the engraving is finished.
  • 40) a key with nearly the whole substance of the web filed away, to adapt it to avoid the wards of a lock; a master key; -- used for opening locks to which it has not been especially fitted.
  • 41) archaic to minimize
  • 42) archaic to reduce to a skeleton; to skin; to skeletonize
  • 43) Toskeletonize.
  • 44) (skeleton in (one's) closet) A source of shame or disgrace, as in a family, that is kept secret.

Examples

  • 1) My brain crashed down a luge tube of panic into a tight black curve that replaced all body muscle with toasted marshmallow.
  • 2) ‘I met Karmen and Elle at the top again, the two of them breathless from trying to figure out how to control their luges.’
  • 3) ‘Visions of tobogganing, the luge and downhill skiing all filled my head as I put together yet another estimate - this time to remove the water pump for inspection and replace it if required.’
  • 4) ‘I have also mentioned an incident that happened to me in January this year, when my son and I sought to buy 10 tickets to ride the luge in Rotorua.’
  • 5) ‘So riding the luge is a mixture of falling down a hill and laughing while doing so, and pushing and pulling handlebars.’
  • 6) ‘If you're brave or stupid and an adrenaline junkie, then the 88 mph, headfirst slide down the icy canal on a luge should suit you down to the ground’
  • 7) ‘The boats can haul twice the gear of a backpack, glide as effortlessly as a snowboard, and thrill like a luge.’
  • 8) ‘But squeeze him into a bodysuit, stick him on a luge, and he is a sporting legend.’
  • 9) ‘Indeed, the ones who do it balanced atop a luge are so brave that they probably deserve some kind of counselling to go with the medals.’
  • 10) ‘Now she gets that same rush riding the luge.’
  • 11) ‘She and her brothers rode homemade luges, explored caves, and jumped from train trestles into tree branches.’
  • 12) ‘Besides automobiles, DTS has also tested an Olympic one-man luge, high-speed racing motorcycle, the University of Michigan solar team car and a land-speed record vehicle.’
  • 13) ‘They approached local firm Mortimer Fabrications to construct a £300 aluminium luge for each of them to their own specifications.’
  • 14) ‘Sports most frequently training in Lake Placid include biathlon, bobsled, figure skating, ice hockey, luge, skiing and speed skating.’
  • 15) ‘Perhaps the reason I prefer downhill skiing, luge, cross-country, speed skating, and other such sports in the Winter Olympics is that judging vagaries don't affect them.’
  • 16) ‘Hayden's interest in luge started when she saw the sport for the first time while watching the 1994 Olympics on television.’
  • 17) ‘All of the racing sports, the skiing and bobsled and speed skating and luge, are exercises in déjà vu.’
  • 18) ‘Support for winter sports like the luge and bobsledding are being reduced because it is recognized Taiwan is unlikely to do well - since it has no snow slopes to speak of and training in the US or Europe is prohibitively expensive.’
  • 19) ‘Shea tried bobsled and luge before attempting skeleton.’
  • 20) ‘Her sliding career began in luge and she made the U.S. junior national team in 1996.’
  • 21) ‘I love all the events: luge, speed skating, slalom, even curling!’
  • 22) ‘Hackl, who is seeking his fourth straight gold medal in men's luge, trailed Armin Zoeggeler of Italy by 0.041 seconds after the first two heats of what became a scintillating duel.’
  • 23) ‘The luge has been a Winter Olympic event for years, whereby competitors lie on a small, flat one-man sleigh not much bigger than a tea-tray, and speed downhill on icy bobsleigh runs.’
  • 24) ‘You are a threat because our nation has a spirit that can overcome any enemy, at any time, in any place - except in luge.’
  • 25) ‘Sled, an anomalous sculpture inspired by the equipment used in luge, is made of aluminum and plastic.’
  • 26) ‘Clicking your way past less important sports such as the luge and the skeleton (yes, this is actually an event) you'll locate the abundance of games remaining before the gold medals are awarded.’
  • 27) ‘It's humiliating to celebrate an eighth-place finish in the luge.’
  • 28) ‘Every four years, our brave lads and lasses tend to venture to foreign slopes with faint expectations, which will be duly fulfilled, as they wind up racing to a plucky 32nd in the giant slalom or 29th in the luge.’
  • 29) ‘And as well as the skiing, there is curling, skating, luge, sleigh rides and even hot-air ballooning.’
  • 30) ‘I find it hard to imagine any activity more baffling than curling and the luge.’
  • 31) ‘Doubles luge is a one-day competition in which pairs of athletes take two runs down a course.’
  • 32) ‘After sliding to a ninth-place finish in doubles luge at his second Olympics, he had a confession to make.’
  • 33) ‘She returned six months later and later dedicated herself to luge after graduating from high school in 1998.’
  • 34) ‘I started luging at 14 years of age when a luge track was built in Muskegon.’
  • 35) ‘I initially became interested in luging when I saw a documentary about it on television.’
  • 36) ‘We can take the gondola/cable car/whatever you want to call it all the way up and go luging!’
  • 37) ‘The 1st day was for exploring, the 2nd for luging and the 3rd for horseback riding, which was fantastic.’
  • 38) ‘David and I also luged on the iced track wearing knee/elbow pads, a helmet and protective clothing.’
  • 39) ‘The highlight of the trip for the kids was luging down the Great Wall on a special luge track.’
  • 40) ‘We rode on the cable cars and chairlifts to the mountain top and luged part of the way down.’
  • 41) ‘No group of fans have tasted the pure air at the top of the mountain and luged so quickly all the way back to the leaden smog.’
  • 42) ‘We got helmets and a sled, and luged down the track.’
  • 43) ‘We put on extra waterproofs and helmets, and then luged down the whole 3 kilometers.’
  • 44) ‘You must go up the mountain on the Skyline Gondola so that you can experience the fun of luging back down again- 5 times!’
  • 45) ‘I knew that she luged, but was still shocked to see that she was in the Olympics.’

Examples

  • 1) Your story needs a plot as much as your body needs a skeleton.
  • 2) The skeletons of grand buildings haunt the graveyard that once was a bustling neighbourhood.
  • 3) Tube trains were empty and offices were running on a skeleton staff.
  • 4) No skeletons in the closet at all?
  • 5) Other images show skeletons made of light.
  • 6) It included references to evolution and the structure of the human skeleton.
  • 7) There are no skeletons in the cupboard on this.
  • 8) What was it like the first time she tried skeleton bob?
  • 9) Adding little bits of metal to my skeleton structure.
  • 10) They had a skeleton theatre staff for emergencies and there was no spare theatre space.
  • 11) The skeleton of the building lay untouched for four years.
  • 12) Only one in five trains is due to run under a skeleton timetable outlined yesterday.
  • 13) There are no skeletons in his cupboard.
  • 14) Most workers are sunning themselves while their factories tick over with a skeleton staff.
  • 15) Investigations uncovered serious cracking in brackets in the interior of the wings holding the skeleton structure to the skin.
  • 16) Recent archaeological discoveries show the skeletons of workmen and their offspring suffering from trauma to their spines and widespread anaemia.
  • 17) In time, it seems inevitable there will be no more than a skeleton postal service.
  • 18) We need to see the hard skeleton, the basic stuff that is the economic structure.
  • 19) After completing a number of tests she got a letter of acceptance - for bob skeleton.
  • 20) Around us is the bare skeleton of the new production, a mood board on the wall giving chilly signals.
  • 21) We have a skeleton plan.
  • 22) A body has a skeleton.
  • 23) The vertebrates, be it remembered, possess practically the same organs as the lower forms of life, but differ from them most materially by the possession of the _internal_ skeleton, the lower forms having an _external_ or outside _skeleton_, which latter is merely a hardening of the skin.
  • 24) Jr. 's run to gold at Salt Lake City, this year's story in skeleton is much darker.
  • 25) They've shown for the first time that the skeleton is an endocrine organ that helps control our sugar metabolism and weight and, as such, is a major determinant of the development of type 2 diabetes.
  • 26) I remember Pinkney when he was painting the picture, Bryanstone being then a youth in what they call a skeleton suit (as if such a pig of a child could ever have been dressed in anything resembling a skeleton) -- I remember, I say, Mrs.B. sitting to Pinkney in a sort of Egerian costume, her boy by her side, whose head the artist turned round and directed it towards a piece of gingerbread, which he was to have at the end of the sitting.
  • 27) Kuhn was particularly fascinated with pigments containing forty carbon atoms in their structural backbone, especially xanthophylls, because their carbon skeleton is related to one of the structural constituents of chlorophyll.
  • 28) February 18th, 2009 when digging deeper what you find, the skeleton is best left behind
  • 29) He has been running, jumping, shooting and participating in skeleton offensive and defensive drills.
  • 30) A popular theme for Day of the Dead, this skeleton is on display year round in Mexico's Museo Nacional de la Muerte (National Museum of Death) in Aguascalientes.
  • 31) Time to re-roast an old chestnut, a column I wrote several years that has become fresh in my mind due to the successful completion last night of Operation Dress-the-Tree (to be followed in a few weeks, of course, by Operation Curse-the-Tree as the needle-shedding skeleton is hauled out to the alley).
  • 32) After Jon Montgomery won a gold medal for Canada in skeleton, he walked through the streets of Whistler guzzling from a pitcher of beer.
  • 33) ‘Despite the apparent differences produced by an internal versus an external skeleton, the control problems faced by the two groups are formally the same.’
  • 34) ‘While human bodies have skeletons of bones, our cells have a framework made of a filamentous network.’
  • 35) ‘These forms had two dorsal fins rather than one, and all the fins were supported by an internal skeleton and musculature.’
  • 36) ‘The calcitic ossicles of crinoids, as is typical of echinoderms, form an internal skeleton that provides support and protection.’
  • 37) ‘skeletons Sponges, like all animals, possess some sort of a skeleton that gives their bodies shape.’
  • 38) ‘Man and most vertebrates are characterized by an internal rather than an external skeleton.’
  • 39) ‘The advantage of an internal skeleton is that it allows the animal to grow much larger than is the case with the arthropod type exoskeleton.’
  • 40) ‘The axial skeleton is rigid and may or may not contact the carapace.’
  • 41) ‘Unlike many fish, which have bony skeletons, shark skeletons are made entirely of cartilage, which grows throughout the animal's life.’
  • 42) ‘This fish has a skeleton partly of bone and partly of cartilage.’
  • 43) ‘The human body has a dynamic framework of bone and cartilage called the skeleton.’
  • 44) ‘Without an internal skeleton, it has to propel itself across the seafloor with bands of minute, hydraulically powered tube feet.’
  • 45) ‘Lobsters are considered crustaceans, which means that they have a hard external skeleton or exoskeleton.’
  • 46) ‘Tadpoles have no jaws, lungs or eyelids, and possess a skeleton of cartilage.’
  • 47) ‘He believes their canine teeth would have caused little damage to a hominid skeleton.’
  • 48) ‘Years ago we realized that if we combined all our accidents, there was hardly a bone in the human skeleton we hadn't broken.’
  • 49) ‘As bone after bone is added, the skeleton begins to take shape.’
  • 50) ‘The researchers found no separated bones or partial skeletons, which suggests that the dinosaurs were rapidly entombed while still alive.’
  • 51) ‘Scientists have found skeletons of a human species that grew no larger than a three-year-old modern child.’
  • 52) ‘At about thirty years of age, the human skeleton is as heavy and strong as it will ever get.’
  • 53) ‘I was only 5 when I first saw it and for years just couldn't comprehend that the emaciated distressed skeletons shown were actually people.’
  • 54) ‘His tattered clothes hung loosely on his pale and thin skeleton as he thrust three bottles of scotch to the side.’
  • 55) ‘The next man seemed to be a skeleton, and his voice was just as thin.’
  • 56) ‘Being already a thin child when she lost weight she became like a skeleton and as pale as the pure driven snow.’
  • 57) ‘The place was a complete wreck, a skeleton, there was nothing there - it was just gutted.’
  • 58) ‘On either side the rusting skeletons of dead trucks lined the route like a line of memento mori.’
  • 59) ‘The structure was reduced to a charred skeleton and had to be demolished, prompting a campaign to restore the rundown Victorian public gardens.’
  • 60) ‘The words of a former owner still haunt Cappielow, and particularly the shell of the Cowshed, as the stand sits skeleton - like, waiting for the investment that never came.’
  • 61) ‘The basic skeleton of all languages is grammar, that is structure which, when mastered, enables anything to be said.’
  • 62) ‘I saw the movie long back and I just remember the basic skeleton of the story.’
  • 63) ‘That structure provides a skeleton of sorts for the ship.’
  • 64) ‘I have the basic skeleton, but other than that I am still trying to figure things out.’
  • 65) ‘The studio was made with a skeleton of built-up wood frames within a skin of galvanized metal.’
  • 66) ‘The first step is to cut through the gloss you will find in ‘every thing is beautiful’ brochures and get down to the bare skeleton structure of what is being offered.’
  • 67) ‘Let's start with this skeleton, containing a basic title section.’
  • 68) ‘The white concrete skeleton of the new stand is developing while business, with some difficulty, goes on around.’
  • 69) ‘Sheltered by an undulating copper canopy on a wooden skeleton, the garden's form and content celebrates life's diversity.’
  • 70) ‘The steel skeleton is stabilised by the spiralling ramps and by a concrete lift and stair tower on the west side overlooking the main entrance to the zoo.’
  • 71) ‘Building has begun in earnest on the metal skeleton for the northern section of Manchester's new-look Arndale shopping centre.’
  • 72) ‘Many other services operated with skeleton staff.’
  • 73) ‘Council offices reduced to skeleton staff manning because most of the people are sleeping off the previous night's counting.’
  • 74) ‘It is in the municipalities and corporations the health service finds it difficult to operate with skeleton staff.’
  • 75) ‘Samwu said that it had a local agreement in place for a skeleton staff to maintain essential services, but this had not been ratified at a national level.’
  • 76) ‘The strike hit most public services, forcing hospitals to stay open with skeleton staff and closing down schools.’
  • 77) ‘The service never shuts down, and even on Christmas Day a skeleton staff is on duty.’
  • 78) ‘Many schools in major centres were either closed, virtually deserted or operating on skeleton staff.’
  • 79) ‘Both schools have remained open, operating with skeleton staff.’
  • 80) ‘Five landfill sites will be open, but with skeleton staff only.’
  • 81) ‘Most international organizations have already sent their staff out of the region, while a few are still working with skeleton staffs only.’
  • 82) ‘Many local services remain either closed or on skeleton service.’
  • 83) ‘Hospital services were disrupted and a skeleton staff left to operate the casualty and emergency departments.’
  • 84) ‘But there is only a skeleton staff to keep it going in the face of £500-a-day running costs and shrinking finances for day-to-day bills.’
  • 85) ‘Jobcentres and benefit offices in York were operating with a skeleton staff today as workers began 48-hour strike action in an increasingly bitter pay dispute.’
  • 86) ‘Many elderly parents will have to struggle to care for their severely disabled adult children at home while the residential centres operate on a skeleton service.’
  • 87) ‘The State Department was operating a skeleton staff.’
  • 88) ‘Non-essential High Commission workers are leaving, with just a skeleton staff of 40 left to man Britain's biggest overseas mission.’
  • 89) ‘If a strike had gone ahead, the action would have left the city with only a skeleton bus service operating from three of York's Park & Ride sites today.’
  • 90) ‘Operations are still being run by a skeleton staff of six, but many other employees have already found new jobs with the support of Appleby Heritage Centre.’
  • 91) ‘The US company seems to have a skeleton staff at the moment.’
  • 92) ‘He relives it each time he slides head first down an ice track on his skeleton sled, his chin a mere two inches off the ice.’
  • 93) ‘One evening at the Olympic Park, I bump into Lincoln DeWitt, who until 1997 couldn't tell you the difference between a skeleton sled and a Flexible Flyer.’
  • 94) ‘Jackson expects to eventually find himself in the back seat of a Tomcat roaring through the sky at speeds many times faster than a skeleton sled travels.’
  • 95) ‘These athletes have had to adjust to being forced with G-factors around the bends of the course that are 3 or 4 G, and staying with the skeleton sled to the bottom.’
  • 96) ‘skeletons do not have any brakes or suspension and with top speeds exceeding 80 mph, this is not a sport for the timid.’
  • 97) ‘Bob skeleton is where a sport where athletes race down a sloped ice track on a small sled (i.e. a 'skeleton').’
  • 98) ‘They ride the older-style toboggans - known as skeletons - which have a sliding platform on top that allows a rider to shift his weight back and forth for extra control.’
  • 99) ‘The Winter Olympics feature events such as the skeleton, the bobsleigh and snowboarding, as well as traditional winter sports such as ice skating, skiing and curling.’
  • 100) ‘skeleton, which is like inverted luge, has not been a medal sport since 1948 and makes its postmodern debut this year in Salt Lake.’
  • 101) ‘Both curling and skeleton (you hop on a rectangular plastic ice skate and shoot down a frozen water-slide) are Olympic sports.’
  • 102) ‘There's a number of sports on the Winter Olympic program that are largely unknown to many Australians, sports like the skeleton, Biathlon, and Curling.’
  • 103) ‘The Olympic athlete celebrated his gold-medal win in skeleton by walking through Whistler Village with a pitcher of beer in hand.’
  • 104) ‘The show will see a slew of stars attempt various Winter Olympic sports such as bobsleighing, slalom skiing and skeleton.’
  • 105) ‘After attending a Girls4Gold programme aimed at identifying future Olympic athletes she was told she was suited to the skeleton.’
  • 106) ‘Fifteen athletes have been named to the New Zealand Olympic Winter Team in snowboard, freeski, alpine skiing, ice speed skating and skeleton.’
  • 107) ‘He'll be joined in skeleton by first-time Olympic athlete Katharine Eustace who finished her qualification season with strong performances.’
  • 108) ‘Alexander Tretiakov sealed Russia's first Olympic gold in skeleton.’
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