head-race

  • 1 head|race — «HEHD RAYS», noun. the race, flume, or channel that brings water to a mill wheel …

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  • 2 Head race — A head race is a time trial rowing race typically held in the fall or early spring. In this form of racing, competitors race against the clock and the crew with the fastest time is deemed to be the winner. Racing usually takes place in different… …

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  • 3 head race — the channel by which water is led to a water wheel …

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  • 4 Head of the River Race — The Head of the River Race (HORR) is a processional rowing race held annually on the River Thames in London, England, on the 4.25 mile (6.8 km) Championship Course from Mortlake to Putney.Quote box width=45% align=left quote= My dear boy, you are …

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  • 5 Head of the River Fours — The Fuller s Head of the River Fours (HOR4s) is a processional rowing race held annually on the Thames in London on the 4¼ mile (6.8 km) Championship Course from Mortlake to Putney.HistoryThe idea for a Tradesmen s Tideway Head Race for fours,… …

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  • 6 race — I. n. 1. Generation, lineage, stock, breed, family, line, house, kindred. 2. Tribe, family, clan, people, nation. 3. Progeny, descendants, offspring, children, breed, lineage, issue, stock. 4. Trial of speed. 5. Chase, pursuit. 6. Mill race, head …

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  • 7 Race and ethnicity in the United States Census — Race and ethnicity in the United States Census, as defined by the Federal Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and the United States Census Bureau, are self identification data items in which residents choose the race or races with which they… …

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  • 8 Race, Evolution, and Behavior — Race, Evolution, and Behavior: A Life History Perspective is a controversial book written by J. Philippe Rushton, a professor of psychology at the University of Western Ontario, and the current head of the Pioneer fund. Rushton argues that race… …

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  • 9 Race to Witch Mountain — Theatrical release poster Directed by Andy Fickman Produced …

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  • 10 head — [hed] n. [ME hede, heved < OE heafod, akin to Ger haupt (OHG houbit, Goth haubith) < IE base * kaput (orig. prob. cup shaped) > L caput: merged in Gmc with word akin to OHG hūba, a cap, crest (Ger haube) < IE base * keu , to bend,… …

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  • 11 head start — head starts also head start N COUNT: usu sing, oft N on/over n If you have a head start on other people, you have an advantage over them in something such as a competition or race. Hungarian businessmen have had a head start over most of their… …

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  • 12 Head-hunter — Head hunt er (h[e^]d h[u^]nt [ e]r), n. A member of any tribe or race of savages who have the custom of decapitating human beings and preserving their heads as trophies. The Dyaks of Borneo are the most noted head hunters. [1913 Webster] 2. A… …

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  • 13 Head-hunting — Head hunter Head hunt er (h[e^]d h[u^]nt [ e]r), n. A member of any tribe or race of savages who have the custom of decapitating human beings and preserving their heads as trophies. The Dyaks of Borneo are the most noted head hunters. [1913… …

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  • 14 head start — n 1.) an advantage that helps you to be successful give sb/get/have a head start ▪ Give your children a head start by sending them to nursery school. 2.) a start in a race in which you begin earlier or further ahead than someone else …

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  • 15 head start — noun count 1. ) an advantage over other people in the same situation as you, especially in a competition: The reading program is designed to give young children a head start. 2. ) a situation in which you start a race before your opponent or from …

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  • 16 head start — head′ start′ n. 1) spo an advantage given or acquired in any competition, endeavor, etc., as allowing one or more competitors in a race to start before the others 2) a productive beginning: I ll get a head start on the paperwork this weekend[/ex] …

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  • 17 head gate — head′ gate n. 1) civ a control gate at the upstream end of a canal or lock 2) civ a floodgate of a race, sluice, etc • Etymology: 1830–40, amer …

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  • 18 Race and intelligence — Human intelligence Abilities and Traits …

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  • 19 Head of the River (Australia) — The Head of the River is a name given to six annual Australian rowing regattas held in New South Wales, Victoria, Queensland, Tasmania, Western Australia and South Australia. The regattas feature competing independent schools, and the winner of… …

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  • 20 Head of the River (Victoria) — The Victorian Head of the River regatta is contested between the eleven Associated Public Schools of Victoria (APS).The race is usually the last race of the official APS rowing season and has recently been rowed on Lake Nagambie which is a full… …

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