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ghost cycle
 n.— «There are few cars on the road at 1:15 a.m. as two bikers survey a slim metal utility pole at the ill-fated intersection, trying to figure out the most impressive way to attach a crumpled white bike to it with a three-foot length of chain and a chunky lock. The bike ends up suspended three feet off the ground, where it will surely grab plenty of attention during the upcoming commute, still hours away. “Pretty visible, huh? Kick ass,” one of the bikers says before hopping back into the car, off to install more “ghost cycles” throughout the city.» —“Crash Course” by Amy Jenniges The Stranger (Seattle, Washington) Aug. 4-10, 2005. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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