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n.1.One who makes widows by destroying husbands.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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In February, Smith suffered a 100 per cent artery blockage -- often referred to as a "widow-maker" -- in between stand-up comedy sets he was taping for a Showtime special that wound up being titled Silent But Deadly .
He is currently working on two soon-to-be published western fiction novels, "The Legend of Obadiah Gunn" and "The Soldier, The Angel and The Widow-maker."
The Introductory MIS Course: Using TQM to Tame the Widow-Maker. Journal of Information Systems Education, 14(3), 225-228.
The Doctor who saved my life told me I had 100% blockage of my LAD artery (aka "the Widow-Maker").
The doctor who saved my life told me I had 100 per cent blockage of my LAD artery (aka "the Widow-Maker")." He didn't say which show he was referring to, but tweets from other people suggested it was a taping of "Comic Book Men" in New Jersey.
(In 1999, while felling timber, Rizzo was hit by a widow-maker. Soon after he learned he would never walk again, he was inspired by a photograph of a bodybuilder in a wheelchair.
An image of a widow-maker on an Abies amabilis, or Pacific Silver Fir.
Many high-profile investors have been betting against Japan's Government Bond (JGB) market for years, speculating that low yields were unsustainable in the face of a burgeoning budget deficit, but they didn't reckon with the Bank of Japan continuing to hoover up every available bond, to the extent that a bet against the JGB market has commonly become known as the "widow-maker".
He chooses life, having survived a so-called widow-maker heart attack.
Two stents were placed in the left anterior descending artery, the artery that is nicknamed the "widow-maker'' because blockage in the vessel that runs down from the heart usually means a massive heart attack and death.
FIRST Mick McCarthy, now Andre Villas-Boas - Albion truly are becoming football's very own 'widow-maker'.