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luge

(lo͞ozh), a type of small sledsled,
vehicle that moves by sliding. A sledge is typically a heavier, load-carrying sled drawn by a horse or dog, while a sleigh is a partially enclosed horse-drawn vehicle with runners that has seats for passengers.
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 on which one or two persons, lying face up, slide feet first down snowy hillsides or down steeply banked, curving, iced chutes similar to those used in bobsleddingbobsledding,
winter sport in which a bobsled—a partially enclosed vehicle with steerable sledlike runners, accommodating two or four persons—hurtles down a course of iced, steeply banked, twisting inclines.
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. Steering is accomplished by shifting weight, pulling straps attached to the runners, or using the feet. Popular in the Alps and in other parts of Europe since the early 20th cent., luge has been an event (men's and women's singles and men's pairs) in the Winter Olympic Games since 1964; a relay event involving teams consisting of a man, a woman, and a pair debuted in 2014.
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Prosecutor Meirion Davies said: "When Townsend was burgled he immediately informed police the Luger was missing.
Luger's immediate aim is to try to secure England selection for the IRB tournament opener in Dubai in early December.
Luger said at the satellite symposium sponsored by Novartis:
Even without the injured Jonny Wilkinson, Luger reckons that Newcastle will run it at Perpignan as the two unbeaten sides in Pool Five clash on Sunday (2.30).
World Cup chiefs must establish whether or not England deliberately ignored a match official over the Luger episode.
Luger has scored an impressive 21 tries in 33 Tests but his miserable run includes two serious knee injuries, groin and neck problems and in 2001 a freak collision with Neil Back in training on the Lions tour left him nursing a fractured cheekbone on an early flight home.
Luger suffered the same cruciate knee ligament injury that put England colleague Lawrence Dallaglio on the sidelines for most of this season, and then used the same surgeon as Dallaglio to start his recovery.
It is a massive blow to the Lions as Luger is the best winger in the British Isles and had been a Test certainty.
Dan Luger will be keen to impress coach Graham Henry
With the Aussies down to 13 men, substitute winger Iain Balshaw kicked into the corner and he and Luger charged after the ball along with Wallabies scrum half Sam Cordingley.
I am aware that Luger was a prominent Austrian politician and mayor of Vienna during the last decades of the Hapsburg regime, but I feel that the memorials to Herr Luger in the Austrian capital are excessively conspicuous.
I tracked the Mexican-engraved Luger recently on gunbroker.com, which now had a hefty price starting at $7,000.