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lurch

Cribbage the state of a losing player with less than 30 points at the end of a game (esp in the phrase in the lurch)

Lurch

Addams’s zombielike, extremely tall butler. [TV: “The Addams Family” in Terrace, I, 29]
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Instead, modest tsunamis associated with the glacial earthquakes implicate glacier calving as the generator of seismic events, putting to rest the idea that lurching glaciers are responsible for glacial earthquakes at outlet glaciers like Helheim, and demonstrating a link between ice loss and glacier acceleration.
LABOUR seem to be lurching further and further to the right.
In an echo of Margaret Thatcher's famous speech 25 years ago when she insisted "the Lady's not for turning", Mr Cameron will tell delegates, "There's been a lot of talk about lurching.
Mr Cameron will say: "There's been a lot of talk about lurching, so let me make it clear - no lurch to the right, no lurch to the left.
Luckily a rear wheel got caught on stonework, stopping the car from lurching further down.
Its predominant bouncy reggae rhythms and skanking brass will appeal to the No Doubt set, but there's also jacked-up EZ listening like the delightful "Everything, s Just Wonderful" (and, no, it isn't), as well as soft rock and lurching jazz.
There can be little more dangerous than a one-time superpower lurching through an economic crisis with only its massive military might to deploy as a negotiating device among clamoring overseas creditors.
Critics have questioned why Sir Ian should get the money after lurching from one crisis to another in the 13 months since he took over as Britain's top cop.
Unlike the decisive action taken by insurers, many real estate executives are still lurching around in the dark hoping someone will hand them a flashlight.