shoestring

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shoestring

[shü‚striŋ]
(geology)
A long, relatively straight and narrow sedimentary body having a width/thickness ratio of less than 5:1, usually 1:1.
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Nico had a go at the step-ups record and I had a go at the shoelace tying record.
When he was younger, Sirnit played in a tournament and slid for a rally, tearing up his shoelaces for the first time.
A stronger knot can help shoelaces stay tied longer, says mechanical engineer Oliver O'Reilly.
A MERSEYSIDE dad had to deliver his baby daughter on the Formby bypass - before tying the umbilical cord with a shoelace.
In order to find the forces acting on the shoelaces, Christian Gregg, one of the authors of the study, ran on a treadmill with a slow-motion camera watching.
But at the same time, he says, in many ways, those fire-starting shoelaces are more reliable than a box of matches, which could be forgotten, lost or ruined.
The Lock 'Em Knot prevents the hassle of constantly having to re-tie one's shoelaces when walking.
The footage showed the security guard stooping and tying Singh's shoelaces while he stood, resting his hand on the security person's shoulder.
Tying his shoelaces was a struggle and he couldn't climb stairs without losing his breath.
"e situation was made even worse by the fact that Avasiloaie had tied the legs of the sheep tightly with shoelaces.
The NBA had already issued Smith a warning about such moves after he untied the left shoelace of Dallas forward Shawn Marion during a second quarter free throw attempt last Sunday when the Knicks beat the visiting Mavericks 92-80.