thirteenth step


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thirteenth step

A colloquial term for sexual intercourse between two members of a 12-step recovery program to treat addiction.
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At his four hundred and thirteenth step another corpse bumped against him--how many had passed him without touching he could not guess; but suddenly he experienced the sensation of being surrounded by dead faces floating along with him, all set in hideous grimaces, their dead eyes glaring at this profaning alien who dared intrude upon the waters of this river of the dead--a horrid escort, pregnant with dire forebodings and with menace.
I agree wholeheartedly with Nick Gillespie's editorial on Traffic ("The Thirteenth Step," March) but would add one additional point.
It is the first #1 Modern Rock and #1 Active Rock radio hit from their extraordinary second album, THIRTEENTH STEP, described by The San Diego Union-Tribune as "dynamic, engaging and powerful.
of veteran musicians that actually adds up to more, not less, than the sum of its parts," announces their next round of concert dates and releases their much- anticipated second album in stores today, THIRTEENTH STEP, propelled by its first single, "Weak and Powerless.