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highball

Chiefly US
(originally in railway use) a signal that the way ahead is clear and one may proceed
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It is the base for all the tropical highballs, which pairs well with food, says Rayern Goh, Beam Suntory senior brand manager.
Each diver played a vital role in the mission which involved a series of exploratory dives at depths of up to 50 metres to identify which Highballs were suitable for recovery, and then secure them for lifting.
It is actually archive footage of the Highballs being tested at Loch Striven that features in classic 1955 movie 'The Dam Busters' - because footage of the actual bomb used by the RAF was still top secret at the time.
Footage of the dam bombs was top secret so in the 1955 movie they used film of the Highball tests.
A good bar setup should include glasses for martinis, highballs, Collins and beer as well as brandy snifters, sherry copitas and champagne flutes.
Then shake the rest of the ingredients (except the cinnamon) with cubed ice and strain into the ice-filled highballs. Dim the lights and hold a lit match or lighter above the surface of the drink.
CEOs, like other executives, may see it as part of their job to have a few highballs at a business dinner or to let loose a bit at the company holiday party.
Print journalists queued up to speak with Johnson as he sat before a large square fountain as others, cradling wine glasses and highballs, gawked from the elevated cocktail patio across the room.
The bewildered Bridges - permanently blitzed on highballs, beer and dope - is hired as a ransom courier by philanthropic millionaire David Huddleston, whose young wife has been kidnapped.
On the other band, small ice cubes, like the ones described in the article and preferred by many of the beverage managers and bartenders interviewed, destroy Highballs, rocks drinks and cocktails because they add coo much water.
It was simply a given for them that their perceptions and feelings were valid, so they got on with the business of living my literary-lady fantasy of staying in fancy hotels, dishing one's fellow intelligentsia, sending and receiving flowers, having summer homes and custom-made dresses, and discussing fancy ideas with adults over highballs. At first I was a bit bored by their "discretion," but on the rare occasion when they permit themselves a bit of gossip, we are treated to delicious tidbits: they can't resist commentary on the insanity and wife-dropping of Robert Lowell, Germaine Greer appears as "an absurd Australian giantess," Diana Trilling, a preferred figure of fun, becomes "quite fat," nor is "Lizzie" Hardwick a favorite.
Some enjoy combining it with cola or mixing it in old-fashioneds, sours, stingers and highballs. Others follow their drinks with Cognac as a chaser.