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white-knuckle (HWYT NUK-uhl) adjective
Characterized by extreme nervousness or fear.
[From the appearance of blood-drained fists, clenched tightly around something, such as a fairground ride.]
"Don't miss its awesome white-knuckle rides including: Shockwave --
Europe's only stand-up rollercoaster."
Society prepares the crime; the criminal commits it. -Henry Thomas Buckle, historian (1821-1862)