fair catch


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n fair catch (American football) a catch of a punt on the fly by a defensive player who has signalled that he will not run and so should not be tackled
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Fair catch (Football) A catch made by a player on side who makes a prescribed signal that he will not attempt to advance the ball when caught. He must not then be interfered with.
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In literature:

Then his other fist shot out, catching Wynn fairly, and driving him against the bulkhead.
"Owen Clancy's Happy Trail" by Burt L. Standish
He grasped it firmly, and was allowed a fair catch.
"Golden Days for Boys and Girls" by Various
Captain Jonathan Wellsby was in haste to catch a fair wind and make his offing before nightfall.
"Blackbeard: Buccaneer" by Ralph D. Paine
Bess knew that voice, and, catching the passion of the hour, fairly flew.
"The Transformation of Job" by Frederick Vining Fisher
When, however, the catching was accomplished, the fair one herself proclaimed the victory, and the marriage was celebrated.
"A New Voyage Round the World, in the years 1823, 24, 25, and 26, Vol. 2" by Otto von Kotzebue
It ain't fair to catch you like this.
"The Huntress" by Hulbert Footner
Guildford had two special fairs, on May 4 and November 22, to catch the summer and the winter pilgrims.
"Highways and Byways in Surrey" by Eric Parker
The Navy quarter tried to make a fair catch, but it slipped from his fingers.
"Bert Wilson on the Gridiron" by J. W. Duffield
The big dog's bound to catch him if you give him a fair chance.
"Harper's Young People, October 19, 1880" by Various
The youth stole cautiously behind the fair one, and tried to catch the flutterer.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 56, Number 350, December 1844" by Various

In poetry:

I turn, fair spirit of light! where peaceful thou
Art shining in unatler'd majesty;
The thin clouds float across thy placid brow,
And catch its silver beam in passing by.
"November Fifth" by Louisa Stuart Costello
For once, for one fleeting hour, to hold
The fair shape the music that rose and fell
Revealed and concealed like a veiling fold;
To catch for an instant the sweet June spell.
"A June-Tide Echo" by Amy Levy
The infant strains his little arms, to catch
The rays that glance about his silken hair;
And Luxury hangs her amber lamps, to match
Thy face, when turned away from bower and palace fair.
"Morning" by Maria Gowen Brooks
For the courage that clings to our soil, ever bright,
Shall catch inspiration from turf and from tide;
Our sons unappalled shall go forth to the fight,
With the smile of the fair, the pure kiss of the bride;
"Coercion: A Poem For Then And Now" by John Reuben Thompson
What fun they made, when we went in;--
They cried, "Yo're catched!"
An then thi mother sed i'th' midst o'th' din
"They're fairly matched,
An beauty's in th' beholder's e'e they say,
An they've booath been gooid childer, onyway."
"What Wor It?" by John Hartley
God's silent, searching flight;
When my Lord's head is filled with dew, and all
His locks are wet with the clear drops of night;
His still, soft call;
His knocking time; the soul's dumb watch,
When spirits their fair kindred catch.
"The Night" by Henry Vaughan

In news:

Catie Kroskob managed to wrangle in this rascally escapee during the catch-it-rabbits category at the Morgan County Fair on Wednesday night.
Catie Kroskob managed to wrangle in this rascally escapee during the catch-it -rabbits category at the Morgan County Fair on Wednesday night.
The chance of cervical cancer is fairly low, and Pap-smear screening will catch most cases, these doctors say.
Hester admits fair catch call a mistake.
A FAIR Catch But UnFAIR Conclusion.
Jason McCourty held up as Jacoby Jones waved for a fair catch deep in Texans' territory, but when the return man bobbled the ball, McCourty grabbed it.
Deidre Ratliff of New Cambria helps her son Paten, 4, at a trout catch-and-release booth March 3 at the Missouri Deer Classic at the Boone County Fairgrounds , later renamed the Central Missouri Event Center, Home of the Boone County Fair.
Catch local musicals in Fair Lawn an Leonia.
Wide receiver Marcus Leak began fielding punts early in the game, mostly calling for harmless fair catches.
If the city is not aggressive enough in pursuing the debt, people soon catch on to the fact that they can get away with not paying their fair share of the revenues and the situation takes on an even a bigger scope of uncollected revenue.
I was scouting for the lone patch of shade at the Salem Fair on the Fourth of July when I happened to catch a glimpse of a teen sauntering by.
The drainage problem might be solved by something fairly simple, such as a French drain (basically a gravel-filled trench), or something more involved, like buried catch basins and drain pipes.
Fair- foul , catch-trap lone potential tweaks.
Last chance to catch ' Mamma Mia' at Fair Park.
Big new moon tides and fairly stable weather gave both inshore and offshore anglers a chance to target their favorite catches.

In science:

For example, the fast moving knots from the 1967 eruption will fairly quickly catch up with (and be slowed by) the slow-moving gas from the 1944 eruption.
The Nova Shell and Evolution of the Recurrent Nova T Pyxidis
For example, the fast-moving knots from the 1967 eruption (moving at Vmax ) will fairly quickly catch up with (and be slowed by) the slowmoving gas from the 1944 eruption (moving at Vmin ).
The Nova Shell and Evolution of the Recurrent Nova T Pyxidis