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bungee jumping

, bungy jumping
a sport in which a participant jumps from a high bridge, building, etc., secured only by a rubber cord attached to the ankles
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The bungee jumper: A comparison of predicted and measured values.
Derbyshire lead miners styled themselves "the ancient and skilful miners," and, according to the diarist John Evelyn, proud English workmen rebuffed employers' criticisms with expressions such as "Sir, I do not come hither to be taught my trade." Today's workers may well bristle at Thomas's conclusion that "most of the modern British population have a more instrumental attitude to work," emerging from the anonymity of the shop floor or the cubicle to find meaning as "ballroom dancers or bungee jumpers or builders of Salisbury Cathedral in matchsticks."
Characters frequently make entrances from above, climbing down ropes to the stage or bouncing in and out of the action like bungee jumpers.
The footage on opening night of the Celebrity bungee jumpers perched on the edge of a chopper with just a length of rubber for protection didn't faze her - that's the story of her life.
You all know parents who--despite the domestication imposed on them by having a child--remain skydivers and bungee jumpers. And you all know parents who--despite surviving the countless everyday incidents that befall their child--still will rush him to the emergency room if he so much as burps.
Finally, I am happy to report that the burns and injuries suffered to one of our intrepid professional bungee jumpers are not as serious as first thought and he is recovering well.
Like bungee jumpers, long term Crosby residents such as they can't resist the pull of the inevitable and return home to this independent state of Merseyside or run the risk of turning into pumpkins.
There have been so many false dawns on the Birmingham high buildings front that it is difficult to summon up much enthusiasm about the proposed 574ft high Eastside Pinnacle - an innovative vertical theme park for bungee jumpers, according to its sponsors.
After the first few trainings, a core group of innovators affectionately called the "bungee jumpers" emerged.
From the fairground came the screams of reverse bungee jumpers as they realised exactly what 6G felt like, and outside the hotels and guest houses, bikers lounged, happily drinking beer.
Bungee jumpers love their imported beer, while hip-hop concert attendees are big time sparkling wine and Champagne drinkers.