chop shot

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n chop shot a tennis return made with a downward motion that puts backspin on the ball
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Usage

In literature:

Gibson shot a wallaby, and we had fried chops for our Christmas dinner.
"Australia Twice Traversed, The Romance of Exploration" by Ernest Giles
We chopped, and shot, and rode together.
"Letters to His Children" by Theodore Roosevelt
For shot, cart chains were chopped into sections; and the Bois Brules were treated to a raking volley of 'chain shot.
"The Red River Colony" by Louis Aubrey Wood
The weapon raised for a chopping, pointblank shot, dropped over his shoulder.
"Where the Pavement Ends" by John Russell
Fortunately for the Brownies the wind chopped around into the north just as the two fleets came within gun shot.
"Old Farm Fairies:" by Henry Christopher McCook
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In poetry:

If he catches them then, either old or young,
Does he have them chopped in pieces or hung,
or SHOT,
The Akond of Swat?
"The Akond of Swat" by Edward Lear
Then he shot him with axes, and chopped him with guns,
Till his state, was so utterly utter –
When the Exile, collects all the pieces, and runs
The remnants right through the chaffcutter –
"To A Hatpeg" by Barcroft Henry Boake

In news:

Police in central Florida say a man fatally shot his roommate during an argument over how to prepare pork chops .
Police in central Florida say a man fatally shot his roommate during an argument over how to prepare pork chops.
And last week, the Senate played its latest ping-pong shot, by chopping off that extra $20 billion and sending the House the same bill that Senators had approved back in May.
According to a report from The Daytona Beach News-Journal, police said a 55-year-old Florida man allegedly shot and killed his roommate Tuesday night following an argument about how to prepare pork chops.
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