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Daemon
Posted: Sunday, August 12, 2018 12:00:00 AM
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rappel

(verb) Lower oneself with a rope coiled around the body from a mountainside.

Synonyms: abseil, rope down

Usage: She decided to try and overcome her fear of heights by learning to rappel.
KSPavan
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rappel
Definition: (verb) Lower oneself with a rope coiled around the body from a mountainside.
Synonyms: abseil, rope down
Usage: She decided to try and overcome her fear of heights by learning to rappel.
KSPavan
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rappel
Definition: (verb) Lower oneself with a rope coiled around the body from a mountainside.
Synonyms: abseil, rope down
Usage: She decided to try and overcome her fear of heights by learning to rappel.
staticitats
Posted: Sunday, August 12, 2018 2:44:29 PM

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Bad form - Definition: (verb) Lower oneself with a rope coiled around the body from a mountainside.

There is a reason punctuation exists. Use it.

Better form - Definition: (verb) Lower oneself, with a rope coiled around the body, from a mountainside.

Better still - Definition: (verb) To lower oneself, from a height, using a rope - usually with a harness secured around the body.

Rappelling does not require a mountain.

Synonym and usage headings are fine as is.
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Emel Rapchan
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rappel
- abseil, mountaineering, descent, rope down
Lenny77
Posted: Sunday, August 12, 2018 10:43:58 PM
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Rappelling down a rope is not always done from the side of a mountain. I encounter the word MUCH more often as a soldier, Marine or other combatant rappelling down a rope from a helicopter into a combat zone, whether real, or as part of war games (i.e. practice). Over the last 50 years, this practice has nearly replaced parachuting into a combat zone.
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