one person who wasn’t impressed by prince andrew’s abseil down the shard: writer grace dent.
underwhelmed by andy tom sykes september 5, 2012
(mountaineering) to descend a steep slope or vertical drop by a rope secured from above and coiled around one’s body or through karabiners attached to one’s body in order to control the speed of descent
to descend by rope from a helicopter
an instance or the technique of abseiling
- Absence makes the heart grow fonder
absence makes the heart grow fonder persons, places, or things become dearer to us when they are absent. separation intensifies love, as in after a year in another country she accepted his proposal, so i guess absence makes the heart grow fonder , or, used ironically, the boss leaves earlier every day; oh well, absence […]
- Absence seizure
pet-t mal. absence seizure n. a brief, sudden loss of consciousness symptomatic of pet-t mal epilepsy.
state of being away or not being present: i acted as supervisor in his absence. your absence was noted on the records. period of being away: an absence of several weeks. failure to attend or appear when expected. lack; deficiency: the absence of proof. inattentiveness; preoccupation; absent-mindedness: absence of mind. contemporary examples he avoids confrontation […]
so lost in thought that one does not realize what one is doing, what is happening, etc.; preoccupied to the extent of being unaware of one’s immediate surroundings. contemporary examples the boy genius geithner turned into an absent-minded professor when he filled in his tax returns. obama’s strange obsession tina brown february 8, 2009 a […]
- Absent without leave
. historical examples the one is under arrest for drunkenness, and the other has been “absent without leave.” diary of an enlisted man lawrence van alstyne “she has no business to be absent without leave,” said sabina. a rock in the baltic robert barr the sergeant came back, looking woe-begone, and lawrence was published on […]