from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A poker game in which both high and low hands are eligible to win.
- n. A signal chiefly in bridge for one's partner to lead a suit.
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- n. A laced ankle-high boot.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A laced boot, ankle high.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A high shoe fastened with a leather thong in front; any ankle-boot.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. poker in which the high and low hands split the pot
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To illustrate the point, we turn to the so-called 'high-low fallacy.'
Tribeca, with its high-low mix of star-studded premieres last year's opening-night film was "Shrek Forever After" and muckraking documentaries, Hong Kong action movies and earnest indie dramas, is much more difficult to characterize.
That "high-low" tactic, as it is known in retailing, is the opposite of what was preached by the firm's founder, widely known as "Mr. Sam."
Jeffrey Archer, the best-selling British author, member of parliament and jailbird, was renowned for throwing "at homes" featuring Krug and shepherd's pie—a flawless combination of high-low.
By the 1980s, the oven was white and had a high-low setting switch.
Mr. Harman has praised Ms. Brown's mastery of the "high-low" in journalism, referring to the ability to mix serious and light topics she employed at Vanity Fair and now the Beast.
But left guard David Diehl admitted it's "common nature" to be checking up on the Eagles (2-4), Cowboys (2-3) and Redskins (3-2) and, as the Giants (4-2) begin their week of returning to football fundamentals, to think about what they'll need to win in a league without a very high-low differential.
"I think the high-low block that got John [Graves last year], I think that is being watched pretty closely in this league," Beamer said.
If you can find a better example of high-low chic, worn with aplomb, then I'd like to see it.
It would also provide U.S. military leaders with the "high-low" mix of F-22s' air superiority and F-35s' ground-attack superiority that was envisioned in the 1990s.