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tight

Economics
a. (of a commodity) difficult to obtain; in excess demand
b. (of funds, money, etc.) difficult and expensive to borrow because of high demand or restrictive monetary policy
c. (of markets) characterized by excess demand or scarcity with prices tending to rise

tight

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(engineering)
Unbroken, crack-free, and solid rock in which a naked hole will stand without caving.
A borehole made impermeable to water by cementation or casing.
(mechanical engineering)
Inadequate clearance or the barest minimum of clearance between working parts.
The absence of leaks in a pressure system.
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After watching him trundle a wheelbarrow across the tightrope, Blondin asked one of the royals - some reports say that it was the Prince of Wales, others the Duke of Newcastle - if he believed that he could carry a man in the barrow across the tightrope.
Ozzyon the tightrope and (inset) world's biggest ridable motorbike
tightrope Despite my gracelessness though, I feel calm and like I've had a good work out and the following day, my calves and core feel nicely stretched out.
However, just hours after completing his tightrope walk over the canyon in Little Colorado River Navajo Tribal Park Wallenda tweeted that he was heading to New York.
For Nik Wallenda's tightrope walk, we need to cover the start and finish of the tightrope and every step in between from multiple angles in a remote area in what may be extreme conditions.
The daredevil says his latest attempt will be a chance to honor his great-grandfather, Karl Wallenda, who died after falling from a tightrope in Puerto Rico in 1978.
Cochrane walked the 1,300ft long wire without a safety harness and no nets below relying only on his talent, balance and 50 years of experience of tightrope walking at breathtaking heights
DAREDEVIL: Nik on the tightrope and, below, gesturing to fans.
and then the 33-year-old from the famous Flying Wallenda family ran the last few metres to the finish in Canada - fulfilling a childhood dream in honour of his hero and great-grandfather, Karl Wallenda, who did his last tightrope walk in Puerto Rico in 1978 but fell to his death when hit by a sudden wind.
But do you really want to live like a tightrope walker hovering over the abyss?
What we are witnessing is a brave feat by daredevil tightrope walker Freddy Nock, a Swiss artist, who has made it his business to make the impossible possible.
Summary: Madrid - A Moroccan tightrope walker, who called himself "Danger Mustapha", rode, last weekend, a bike over 500 meters on a cable metal hanging in the air between two towers of the city of Benidorm (southern Spain).