Spot-stroke

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Spot-stroke a stroke in billiards when the player pockets the red ball from the 'spot,' leaving his own ball in position to repeat the stroke
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Cf. Dut. spat, Dan. spætte; prob. conn. with spit.

Usage

In literature:

The sailor's powerful strokes brought him to the spot first, but not in time to clutch the disappearing white robes.
"Brewster's Millions" by George Barr McCutcheon
The dusty roads were steaming and slightly spotted by the smart strokes of the thick drops.
"Rudin" by Ivan Turgenev
He did a good day's work, gave a few strokes in the old spot, and came home, taking care to look as gloomy as before.
"Old-Fashioned Fairy Tales" by Juliana Horatia Gatty Ewing
It had been a stroke of genius to cache it in the spot where the camp-fire was afterward built.
"The Sheriff's Son" by William MacLeod Raine
But by the greatest stroke of good fortune I spotted this one just near.
"Letters from France" by Isaac Alexander Mack
Three strokes brought him to the spot just as the object rose again.
"A Dog with a Bad Name" by Talbot Baines Reed
I heard the hoof-stroke of her horse; and, looking up, saw that she was moving away from the spot.
"The War Trail" by Mayne Reid
A few vigorous strokes of the oars brought the cutter to the spot where the professor was struggling with the dirty current.
"Dikes and Ditches" by Oliver Optic
White, who lost a stroke at the beginning by being spotted, has the last stroke.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Slice 7" by Various
With a few strong strokes of the oars we had arrived at the spot where we were in truth much needed.
"A House Party with the Tucker Twins" by Nell Speed
And at a stroke he would establish this habitation and wipe out the blackest spot in the Jago.
"A Child of the Jago" by Arthur Morrison
With a shout of encouragement Bert plunged into the water, and with long, powerful strokes was nearing the spot where the girl had disappeared.
"Bert Wilson's Fadeaway Ball" by J. W. Duffield
At other Times the Spots are larger and brown, like the Colour of Wheals from the Strokes of a Stick.
"Advice to the people in general, with regard to their health" by Samuel Auguste David Tissot
Should the player, with his next stroke, pocket it again, it shall be placed on the pyramid spot.
"Hoyle's Games Modernized"
Then the rowers redoubled their efforts and in a few strokes had reached the spot where Bert floated with his still-unconscious burden.
"Bert Wilson, Marathon Winner" by J. W. Duffield
With 18 strokes of the bell per minute the spot of light had a drift of + 266 cm.
"Life Movements in Plants, Volume II, 1919" by Sir Jagadis Chunder Bose
Using a powerful trudgeon stroke, Malcolm started and swam towards the spot where he had caught a momentary glimpse of the man.
"A Lively Bit of the Front" by Percy F. Westerman
Finally the great Hammerer chose a spot at which to batter and smash with those tremendous strokes of his.
"Brave Deeds of Union Soldiers" by Samuel Scoville
After this he went off to the solitude of the billiard-room, and a leisurely series of experiments upon the spot-stroke.
"Mount Royal, Volume 2 of 3" by Mary Elizabeth Braddon
If a ball be lost, the player shall return as nearly as possible to the spot where the ball was struck, tee another ball, and lose a stroke.
"The Sportswoman's Library, Vol. 1 of 2" by Various
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In poetry:

Come forth my lovely languorous Sphinx! and
put your head upon my knee!
And let me stroke your throat and see your
body spotted like the Lynx!
"The Sphinx" by Oscar Wilde

In news:

IBM, Columbia to Use Analytics Software to Spot Stroke Complications.
A little firm, well-placed stroking of your G- spot can open up a whole new orgasmic world.
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