tobogganing

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n tobogganing riding on a long light sled with low handrails
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: "Toboggan" is derived from the Algonquin language and loosely meant "instrument with which to drag a cord."
    • n tobogganing The sport or practice of sliding on toboggans.
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Usage

In literature:

Her old man is soured on Red and is making the toboggan slide all bumpy.
"The Short Cut" by Jackson Gregory
There was a snap, and the toboggan shot downward.
"The Wit and Humor of America, Volume VI. (of X.)" by Various
There was a snap, and the toboggan shot downward.
"Double Trouble" by Herbert Quick
But hour after hour, on the straight stretches, there was that sensation, on looking ahead, of staring down a toboggan-slide.
"Tenting To-night" by Mary Roberts Rinehart
Maybe we didn't keep that toboggan slide warm.
"The House of Torchy" by Sewell Ford
It bounded on in great billows, green, hillocky and terribly swift, like a liquid toboggan slide.
"The Trail of '98" by Robert W. Service
Regis Brugiere drew the toboggan after him.
"Blazed Trail Stories" by Stewart Edward White
He struck the toboggan and he went down with an awful thump.
"Frank Merriwell's Pursuit" by Burt L. Standish
It's as good as a toboggan.
"Blue Bonnet in Boston" by Caroline E. Jacobs
Come along; let's get aboard this toboggan, and leave 'em behind.
"Andiron Tales" by John Kendrick Bangs
Say, wouldn't this slope make an elegant toboggan slide?
"The Camp in the Snow" by William Murray Graydon
He clutched the glass and tobogganed to deck down the slippery shrouds.
"Blow The Man Down" by Holman Day
Say, there is no more danger on Vesuvius than there is in a toboggan slide, or shooting the chutes at home.
"Peck's Bad Boy Abroad" by George W. Peck
They tobogganed down hills without a brake at the imminent peril of their lives.
"The Joyous Adventures of Aristide Pujol" by William J. Locke
Sleds were neglected, toboggans despised; the dust-pan fad had taken possession of the college.
"Betty Wales Freshman" by Edith K. Dunton
Handsleighs and toboggans, loaded with children, were shooting down a neighboring hill at a tremendous speed.
"In the Van; or, The Builders" by John Price-Brown
A typical dog-sled is very like a toboggan.
"On Canada's Frontier" by Julian Ralph
You're going; you're on the toboggan slide.
""I Conquered"" by Harold Titus
Minnie Hauk was nearly crazy on tobogganing; so was Nordica.
"The Mapleson Memoirs, vol II" by James H. Mapleson
This latter was made in the form of a toboggan, and it would accordingly travel where an ordinary sled with runners could not be taken.
"If Any Man Sin" by H. A. Cody
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In poetry:

Of infants, sitting up extremely late,
Who run you on toboggans down the stair;
Or make you fetch a rug and simulate
A bear.
"To An Old Fogey" by Sir Owen Seaman
Z was a zealous old Zibet,
Toboggans he tried to prohibit.
If any one tried
To take a sly slide,
He ordered him hanged on a gibbet.
"An Alphabet Zoo" by Carolyn Wells
De ole man an' de woman is tryin' pass de Soo
W'en water 's high on spring tam, an' of
course dey 're gettin' drown',
For even smartes' Injun should n't fool wit' birch canoe,
W'ere de reever lak toboggan on de hill is
runnin' down.
"The Windigo" by William Henry Drummond

In news:

The daily admission fee is only $10 for adults and $8 for children ages 11 and under, which includes unlimited use of toboggans for the day.
Repole, Dubb Entries Square Off in Toboggan .
Calibrachoa won the 2011 Toboggan by a half-length.
Toboggan event held in LP.
In a blur, a four-manned, old-fashioned wooden sled whizzes past, continuing its descent along the Lake Placid Toboggan Chute before gliding across the frozen surface of Mirror Lake.
Mountain Boy 6-Foot Toboggan : Gift Guide.
Kids should strap on a hockey helmet before jumping on a toboggan and sliding down a hill, new researcdh suggests.
But it offered less protection when hit head on — the kind that causes the most toboggan injuries, Vassilyadi said, giving the example of sliding into a tree.
"CBS News RAW": For the second consecutive year, Germans took to the slopes of the Harz Mountains to take part in topless tobogganing .
The arboretum was the site of popular bridle trails for horseback riders, as well as tobogganing and skiing.
Tobogganing at Mill Stream Run Reservation.
Rent a toboggan for $8.
He served as chairman of the US Bobsled Committee, was vice president of the Federation Internationale de Bobsledding et Tobogganing and even managed the Mount Van Hoevenberg bobsled facility.
The forest preserves offer more than 200 picnic groves, 100 miles of bicycle trails, 200 miles of multi-use trails, golf courses and toboggan slides.
In addition to skiing , Ski Dubai offers snowboarding and tobogganing, and lessons are available as well.
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