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When a sailboat switches back and forth, alternating which side of the boat is facing the wind. Tacking allows a boat to make progress in whichever direction the skipper wishes to go.
by zanny May 26, 2004
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When someone is really happy or excited about something.
When Billy got a shiny new bike for Christmas, he was stoked.
by zanny May 25, 2004
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The person who steers a sailboat or is in charge of giving directions to the other people on the boat.
The skipper looked quite pleased as he directed his boat across the lake.
by zanny May 26, 2004
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When someone is first learning how to snowboard and they are scared shittless to attempt carving, so they go all the way down the slope on their heal side by first heading downhill with their dominant foot, and then their other foot, immitating the motion of a falling leaf.
Sarah was tired of falling on her ass every time she tried to carve, so she just did the falling leaf all the way down the slope.
by zanny May 27, 2004
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A legendary tree at UC Santa Cruz located above College Nine. The story goes something like this: There once was a young girl who had just turned nine years old. On her ninth birthday she took a walk in the woods that today lie at the top of the UCSC campus. Along her way she found an enormous pine tree that reached high above all the other trees around it. She was fascinated by the spiraling formation of the branches as her gaze moved up to the tippy top of the tree. Being the adventurous girl that she was, she decided to climb to the top. She got all the way to the top and was amazed at the beautiful sight. She could see all the way across the bay to Monteray. As this girl, on her ninth birthday, was descending Tree Nine, her foot took a fatal slip and she fell all the way to the bottom, hitting nine branches along the way. The impact of this great fall killed her, and it is said to this day that if one goes to Tree Nine, they can sometimes see her hiding in the spiraling branches.
If you believe in ghost stories, don't climb Tree Nine!
by zanny May 27, 2004
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