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" To run the easting down " was the phrase used to describe the fast passages achieved in the Roaring Forties.
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run and down
It is the gait of the human who must run to live: arms dangling, legs barely swinging over the ground, head hung down and only occasionally swinging up to see the target, a loose motion that is just short of stumbling and yet is wonderfully graceful.
Promptly their livestock was taken and according to Gorton the soldiers were ordered to knock down anyone who should utter a word of insolence, and run through anyone who might step out of line.
He was shown a warm welcome regardless, and spent the time in Winchester recuperating from his ailment, enjoying his family and arranging his private affairs which were, of course, run down.
At the landing she saw Juanita, her face flushed pink with excitement, run down the hall from the kitchen to the front door.
Terms range from one to five years and the interest rates and down payments run about the same as for automobiles.
When a hole is to be bored to a predetermined depth, mark the depth on the side of the stock, then run the bit down so that it is even with the mark.
The very idea of there being `` count rules '' implies that there is some sort of proportion to be expected between the amount of congestive activity and the extent of the breakaway ( run up or run down ) movement.
It took a couple of minutes to run through her various businesses and get down to the one he wanted.
Steak House has such a run on beer to wash down that Mexican food `` Tex '' Burgess had to call the draft man twice in one day.
Yet with all their skills, the appeal of Mantle and Maris in 1961 comes down to one basic: The home run.
I felt myself tremble, thinking of the diamond light of that beauty I had held a few moments before, and I wanted to run down there and halt, if I could, that frenetic pirouette, catch the boy in the moment of his savagery, and save a glimmer, a remnant, of that which I remembered, but I knew it was already too late.
It was in 1904 he and I worked together – the Abercrombie forgery case – you remember he was run down in Brussels.
Defensive indifference is generally only scored instead of a stolen base when the game is in a late inning and the team with the stealing baserunner is down by more than one run.
A string is run out down the centre of the lane & wherever the jack lands it is moved across to the string and the length is called out by a sighted marker, when the woods are sent the distance from the jack is called out, in yards, feet and inches-the position in relation to the jack is given using the clock, 12. 00 is behind the jack.
It is quite common for borzoi at play to course ( i. e., run down ) another dog, seize it by the neck and hold it immobile.
Oberleutnant zur See Iwan Crompton, after returning to Germany from a prisoner-of-war camp, reported that Baralong had run down the lifeboat he was in ; he leapt clear and was shortly after taken Baralong.
Few economists believe that GDP and employment can be dragged down by an over-large deficit over the long run.
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All he had to do was light the fuses of the dynamite sticks, run to within ten yards of an open window in the barn and hurl the sticks through.
He said he was a friend of Heywood Broun who had run a free employment bureau for several months during the depression, but the generous Broun to whom I wrote did not know his name and I somehow conceived the morbid notion that the man in question was prowling round the house.
Finally we got them out of the house, after the boy had run away four times looking for other Nazis, threatening to murder village schoolchildren and bragging that he was to be the next Fuhrer.
I put a lot more trust in my two legs than in the gun, because the most important thing I had learned about war was that you could run away and survive to talk about it.
`` Finally, all I needed was to throw a little piece of red wood that looked like a firecracker and that dumb dog would run ki-yi-ing for his life ''.
Water from the snow and water from the towels had run off the kid to the table where the dough was, and the dough was turning pasty, sticking to the kid's back and behind.
In spring and in autumn the run was made for a group of botanists which included an old friend of mine.
A replica of two coaches made in England for the Belmont Club in the East, and matchless west of the Rockies, it was the despair of whips on the Santa Cruz run.
Although the tape was run for over 1 hr., a steady state was not reached, and it was concluded that the reason for this was that the back pressure of the manometer was built up from the material fed from between the blocks and this was available at a very slow rate.
Ultracentrifugation was then carried out in a Spinco model L ultracentrifuge at 40,000 rpm for 125 to 150 min, refrigeration being used throughout the run.
To climax her Roman revels, she was thrown out of the swanky Hotel Excelsior after she had run naked through its marble halls screaming for help.
run and phrase
When a password ( or passphrase ) is used as an encryption key, well-designed cryptosystems first run it through a key derivation function which adds a salt and compresses or expands it to the key length desired, for example by compressing a long phrase into a 128-bit value suitable for use in a block cipher.
The show had several catchphrases used throughout its entire run, the most notable being " Hey now ", a phrase Hank repeats in the opening credits of the fictional talk show, and whenever he greets someone.
de Boisguilbert had enunciated the phrase " on laisse faire la nature " (' let nature run its course ').
The phrase entered the political lexicon and, some say, helped launch Reagan's successful run for the presidency.
Since the line with the error would be discarded and hence its contents did not matter, the quickest way to finish the line was to run a finger down the keys — a " run down ", as it was termed — creating this nonsense phrase.
In Czech translation, Pensieve is " Myslánka " ( from " myslet "-think ) and Knockturn Alley is Obrtlá ulice, a rather complex neologism with many meanings and associations, but based on the word " obrtlík " ( swivel ) and the phrase " otočit se na obrtlíku " ( run away suddenly ).
This phrase was adopted by fans and became a rallying cry throughout the second half of the season and the playoff run.
' Top and tail ' is a phrase used to describe an operation where there is a locomotive at each end of the train ; usually to make it easier to change direction at a terminal location where it is not possible to run the motive power ' around ' the train ( i. e. swap the locomotives from one end of the train to the other ); this arrangement is not used specifically to operate longer or heavier trains.
He is also noted as the pitcher who gave up a dramatic, walk-off home run ( a phrase Eckersley coined after this home run ) to the injured Kirk Gibson in Game 1 of the 1988 World Series.
The phrase northern soul emanated from the record shop Soul City in Covent Garden, London, which was run by journalist Dave Godin.
The stock phrase " film at 11 " comes from promos run during prime time for the upcoming newscast, promising shots from a breaking story during the 11 p. m. newscast.
Various theories have been advanced, including it being a play on the phrase " black as a devil ", with the words " black acid devil " ( or black acid evil ) run together in a portmanteau.
The phrase bugger off ( bug off in American English ) means to go, or run, away ; when used as a command it means " go away " lost " or " leave me alone " and can be seen to be used in much the same type of relatively softly ' offensive ' manner.
" This was the same phrase with which Jack Buck had famously called Kirby Puckett's home run off Braves pitcher Charlie Leibrandt which ended Game 6 of the 1991 World Series.
He also used the phrase at the end of Game 6 of the 2011 World Series when the Cardinals ' David Freese hit a walk-off home run in the 11th inning against the Rangers to send the series to a seventh game ( it was actually 20 years and a day since Kirby Puckett's home run ).
His traditional home run call -- " It is gone, goodbye " or " That ball is gone, goodbye " -- is a signature phrase in baseball.