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  • noun Plural form of zip.


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  • The only thing Wesley paid any attention to was his sergeant telling him that every time they went out on patrol, the zips were the only thing keeping him from coming back.

    A Bomb Built in Hell

  • The intimate setting heightens appreciation of his efforts both as carefully thought-out paintings - against the notion of speed, evoked by his signature vertical "zips" - and also as votive objects in the tradition of religious icons and sacred masks, shields and staffs.

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  • The name Mazda zips off the tongue, especially if you add that zoom zoom bit.

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  • Some say it derives from the difficulty American mobsters have grasping the chatter of fast-speaking immigrants as it "zips" by; others say it's a slang plural of zeros.

    Jerry Capeci: Mob Murder In Montreal Could Trigger Bloodshed In New York

  • He is known primarily for large abstract paintings consisting of fields of flat color punctuated by vertical stripes (which he called "zips") of contrasting hues, to which he attached inordinately deep meaning.

    A Radical's Work Grows Old--Not So Gracefully

  • I was sitting down to start another gary ernest smith rif, of a woman gathering cabbages, but it just was NOT coming to me. i wiped the panel clean, set it aside, grabbed the long skinny panel and just went to town, thinking of Newman and his 'zips' I'm happy with the result, cadmium zips and near neutrals, with a violet zip on the far edge.

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  • The user is required to put on neoprene compression shorts that "zips" him into the device.

    The Cavalier Daily

  • Full course tickets start at $25 and include up to 3 hours of unlimited access to all course levels as well as unlimited "zips" on any of the three zip lines.

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  • There are a lot of these kinds of jackets on the market but dam few of them have pit zips which is a big deal with me. New Projects

  • The whole course takes over two hours to complete once clients have hiked up to the start of first wire, been given safety guidance and then completed the various "zips".

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