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mainliner

A regional street term for a person who injects an illicit substance, usually heroin, into a vein.
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Recall that when Oedipa Maas describes the freeways of Southern California, she likens them to the veins of a drug addict "nourishing the mainliner L.A." Whereas Pynchon uses a passive construction--the road as a "hypodermic needle inserted" by an unknown agent--Karen Tei Yamashita's language emphasizes the human activity that turns the freeway system into "an organic living entity" (37).
Hardcore mainliners may hear voices in the head, or experience visual illusions that seem to the sufferers so tea!
I have the mainliner's gene for eschewing the new and the fanciful.
ME2 (Middle East Europe 2) is the first Maersk Line mainliner service to link Saudi Arabia s Eastern Province (Dammam & Jubail) directly to the Mediterranean.
Even in recent months, two versions of a new song, The Greta Big Tom McBride, as well as a song called The Master and the Humble Guitar Man, which pay tribute to Mainliner members John Beattie and Seamus McMahon, are receiving huge airplay on the regional stations, proof yet again of the enduring and phenomenal appeal of Big Tom and the Mainliners to this day.
Despite suffering from flu and feeling as though he would rather be in bed than road racing, Farquhar rode his finest race in the mainliner by roaring from fourth to first and edging out Richard Britton with Darran Lindsay finishing third.
He follows in the footsteps of the late Mainliners frontman Big Tom, who received the award in 2016.
In Hawaii, Matson runs a hub-and-spoke operation; the mainliners dock in Honolulu and discharge goods, and the company transships those materials to smaller barges that make multiple deliveries weekly to neighboring islands, similar to how goods are distributed throughout Alaska by boat or, often as not, by plane.
Mainliners called on their churches to make their faith relevant in the rapidly changing American society.
The low levels of switching he has recorded among Canadian Mainline Protestants compared to Conservative Protestants has led Bibby (2002) to conclude: "switching is the exception not the norm among Mainliners" (41).
Reg Bibby, who sees Catholics and Evangelicals in a different place than Mainliners.
Big Tom And The Mainliners frontman Tom McBride has been dubbed Ireland's king of country music and was greeted with a chorus of applause and cheers from the studio audience.