drop shot

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n drop shot a soft return so that the tennis ball drops abruptly after crossing the net
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Usage

In literature:

Your rocket leads shot up, and the plumb line dropped one hundred feet.
"The Sky Trap" by Frank Belknap Long
One of them fired a shot, the other dropped, and the murderer rushed across the garden and over the hedge.
"The Strand Magazine, Volume V, Issue 30, June 1893" by Various
They instantly dropped down among the bushes, fearing another shot.
"The Camp in the Snow" by William Murray Graydon
He turned round and dropped on his knees, and I shot him through the back of the head.
"The Story of the Outlaw" by Emerson Hough
If I should drop you, you'd go down like a shot, and would probably break all to pieces!
"Hollow Tree Nights and Days" by Albert Bigelow Paine
Old Matt uttered a deep groan, and dropped to the ground, shot through the heart.
"Field and Forest" by Oliver Optic
She swung round again, but now only a few dropping shots greeted her from the crippled Frenchmen.
"The World Peril of 1910" by George Griffith
When the captain of the Confederate cavalry dropped from his horse, it was known by whose shot he had fallen.
"A Lieutenant at Eighteen" by Oliver Optic
Their shots were soon dropping close around us, an unpleasant sensation when you know you have several tons of gunpowder under your feet.
"Historical Tales, Vol. 2 (of 15)" by Charles Morris
A dozen shots were fired, but the bullets either flew over their heads or dropped short.
"The Border Watch" by Joseph A. Altsheler
Carson Lee picked out Wolfall and the ruffian dropped like a log, shot through the head.
"An Undivided Union" by Oliver Optic
The explorer dropped the other, breaking its shoulder at the first shot.
"The Rogue Elephant" by Elliott Whitney
Every few moments Mr. Kincaid had a shot as some of these dropped to the decoys.
"The Adventures of Bobby Orde" by Stewart Edward White
The solid shot plumped into the water half a mile from the mark, just as though it had been dropped from some point overhead.
"Asiatic Breezes" by Oliver Optic
There came a shot from the house, and the Indian dropped down beside me, dead.
"In The Boyhood of Lincoln" by Hezekiah Butterworth
Suddenly a soundless gray shadow shot from a thicket and dropped upon the rabbit.
"The Watchers of the Trails" by Charles G. D. Roberts
The horse Stonor had shot still lay where he had dropped.
"The Woman from Outside" by Hulbert Footner
His companion at the door fired one shot in the air, dropped his gun, and ran as if all the devils in hell were after him.
"The Desert Fiddler" by William H. Hamby
Dave's shot caused the wolf with the sheep to falter, and presently it dropped its burden and limped away for the nearest patch of firs.
"Dave Porter in the Far North" by Edward Stratemeyer
They dropped it and retreated in a great panic, while I shot again.
"Track's End" by Hayden Carruth
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In poetry:

As the moon, in her change,
Shot a trembling ray
Down the bosky dell
Where the dew-drop lay;
"The Dew-Drop: A Metrical Fantasy" by Samuel Lover
Like a lion roars the North wind
As a-horse we sternly clank,
While beside the guns our men drop,
Slyly shot from either flank.
"In The Artillery" by Rose Hawthorne Lathrop
O mother, praying God will save
Thy sailor,—while thy head is bow'd,
His heavy-shotted hammock-shroud
Drops in his vast and wandering grave.
"In Memoriam A. H. H.: 6." by Alfred Lord Tennyson
Rashly I shot an arrow in the air,
And, as my shaft into the zenith sped,
I knew 'twas bound to fall some time, somewhere;
And wondered if 'twould drop upon some head.
"A Fair Risk" by C J Dennis
A scrimmage in a Border Station —
A canter down some dark defile —
Two thousand pounds of education
Drops to a ten-rupee jezail —
The Crammer's boast, the Squadron's pride,
Shot like a rabbit in a ride!
"Arithmetic on the Frontier" by Rudyard Kipling

In news:

(AP) — Authorities say a Salem police officer shot and killed a 26-year-old man who refused repeated warnings to drop his firearm .
Taylor Fitting , 16, was shot in the head in the Roseland neighborhood of Chicago, then dropped off at a nearby hospital by someone who left without talking to police, officials said.
Fremont police say they shot and killed a naked San Jose man who was chasing his wife while holding a knife Sunday night and refused officers' orders to drop the weapon.
If you are into drop shot try this.
Milton Hall shot 11 times by police, killed after refusing to drop knife.
South African prosecutors have provisionally dropped murder charges against 270 miners whose colleagues were shot dead by police.
Leah Drolet drops a shot over the net .
Photos by Rich Dionne Leah Drolet drops a shot over two defenders for a Townies point in game one.
A 24-year-old man was dropped off at a North Side hospital with gunshot wounds after getting shot somewhere on the West Side, police said.
The Pegasus rocket was dropped from the wing of the plane and shot up into the sky, with a successful insertion of the satellite into orbit .
A Genesee County Sheriff's paramedic ordered an armed robbery suspect to drop his gun, shot him several times when he refused -- and then proceeded to save the suspect's life.
There is a fairly new method when it arrives to bass fishing but it functions great particularly when bass are under a great offer of stress, it is called drop-shotting.
If you're looking to polish off those quads right, give this drop set a shot.
Drop-shot soft plastics in 10 feet of water or less.
After dropping two straight conference matches to fall to 3-2 midway through the season, they had battled back to earn a shot at the conference title.
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In science:

The misalignment angle between the LG and the CMB dipole is smallest at 5000 km s−1where it drops to 12◦±7◦ and increases slightly at larger distances presumably due to shot-noise.
The Dipole Anisotropy of the 2 Micron All-Sky Redshift Survey
Here is the original is image and ̂ is the denoised image . It is observed that the PSNR initially drops and then gets saturated after the 80 th snap shot at around a PSNR value of 23.
Random matrix route to image denoising
However, lowering the transimpedance resistor, say compromise [122] is to choose a resistor such that the photocurrent drops about 0.2 V; then the thermal noise power is 1/4 the shot noise, and only ≈ 1 dB in SNR is lost.
Single barium ion spectroscopy: light shifts, hyperfine structure, and progress on an optical frequency standard and atomic parity violation
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