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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.
Paignton Zoo Mali, the <B20-year-old orangutan, caught on camera as she walks a tightrope around 20ft from the ground.
Top tightrope walkers also sometimes use heavy poles which improve muscle tone in the arms.
In 1974, Petit, now 63, broke into the Twin Towers and tightrope walked between them, approximately 1,368 ft above the ground.
Nik, 34, said that this latest event will be the fulfillment of a lifelong dream to walk at such a great height as well as a chance to honour his great grandfather, the legendary Karl Wallenda, who died after falling from a tightrope in Puerto Rico in 1978.
The self-proclaimed 'King of the High Wire', Nik Wallenda, has announced plans to tightrope walk across a section of the Grand Canyon, without a harness.
The 68-year old walked across the 1,300ft tightrope for around half an hour on Saturday.
A DAREDEVIL has become the first person to walk on a tightrope 1,800 feet across the brink of Niagara Falls.
A daredevil was flying high yesterday after walking across Niagara Falls on a tightrope.
More than 100,000 people are expected to gather for Nik Wallenda's historic attempt tonight to walk across Niagara Falls on a tightrope, amid speculation he will take off the safety harness his TV sponsor insists he must use.
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.