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The Edge

Director: Lee TamahoriWriter: David MametDirector of Photography:Donald M. McAlpineEditor:Neil TravisMusic:Jerry GoldsmithProduction Designer:Wolf KroegerProducer:Art LinsonTwentieth Century F…

A Dangerous Edge

In search of competitive glory, athletes worldwide are jeopardizing their sports, their health — even their lives by Gerry Brown As long competitive sports have existed, athletes have tried to…

A Dangerous Edge

Related Links: International Olympic CommitteeNCAANational Football LeagueMajor League BaseballFINAFor almost as long as athletes have been taking drugs, they have been trying to hide or mask their …

A Dangerous Edge

Other less commonly used chemicals have caught the media's eye recently. St. Louis Cardinals' slugger Mark McGwire has admitted to taking a testosterone-producing pill called Androstenedion…

The Devil's Dictionary: Razor

by Ambrose Bierce RATTLESNAKEREACHRAZOR -n. An instrument used by the Caucasian to enhance his beauty, by the Mongolian to make a guy of himself, and by the Afro-American to affirm his worth…

Brewer's: Razor

Hewmg blocks with a razor. Livy relates how Tarquinius Priscus, defying the power of Attus Navius, the augur, said to him, “Tell me, if you are so wise, whether I can do what I am now…

Brewer's: Occam's Razor

Entia non sunt multiplicanda (entities are not to be multiplied). With this axiom Occam dissected every question as with a razor. Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer,…

Brewer's: Palermo Razors

Razors of supreme excellence, made in Palermo. It is a rayser, and that's a very good one, It came lately from Palermo. Damon and Pithias, i. 227. Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable…

Brewer's: Cut Blocks with a Razor

(To). To do something astounding by insignificant means; to do something more eccentric than inexpedient. According to Dean Swift, to “make pincushions of sunbeams.” The tale is…

Brewer's: Edge Away

(To). To move away very gradually, as a ship moves from the edge of the shore. Often called egg. (Anglo-Saxon, ecg, an edge; ecg-clif, is a sea cliff.) Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fa…