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Friday, February 07, 2014

schuss

\shoos\ , verb;
1.
Skiing. to execute a schuss.
noun:
1.
a straight downhill run at high speed.
Quotes:
When he schussed down the shallower pistes, his skis were closely parallel and his knees were barely flexed as he rode the moguls.
-- Nigel Slater, Falcon, 1979
That farfetched combination has produced some equally far-out fashions: wait until you see that glittering sequined spacesuit schussing down the slopes.
-- Jennet Conant, Newsweek, 1985
Origin:
Schuss comes to us from German word of the same spelling meaning "shot." It entered English in the 1930s.
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