finger-roll

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n finger-roll a basketball shot that rolls off the tips of the fingers into the basket
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Usage

In literature:

The other orange slipped from Harper's nerveless fingers, rolled along the desk top.
"The 4-D Doodler" by Graph Waldeyer
His sleeves were rolled up and some of the breast feathers of the duck still stuck to his fingers.
"Colonel Carter's Christmas and The Romance of an Old-Fashioned Gentleman" by F. Hopkinson Smith
Still he hesitated, rolling the check nervously in his fingers.
"El Diablo" by Brayton Norton
With another touch of his magical finger the top of the vase rolls over into a lip.
"Makers of Many Things" by Eva March Tappan
His right index finger pressed and the camera started to roll.
"Smugglers' Reef" by John Blaine
Roll them up tight, about the size of two fingers, but not more than two or three inches long.
"The Cook and Housekeeper's Complete and Universal Dictionary; Including a System of Modern Cookery, in all Its Various Branches," by Mary Eaton
She pressed a spring with her finger, and the panel rolled slowly back into its place.
"The Traitors" by E. Phillips (Edward Phillips) Oppenheim
The crowd backed still farther away from Huntington, who was again fingering his roll of bills.
"The Heart of Thunder Mountain" by Edfrid A. Bingham
Twenty or more of the tiniest children, scarcely bigger than my finger, sat or danced or rolled on the green mossy carpet of the tree-room.
"Fairy Tales from the German Forests" by Margaret Arndt
With trembling fingers, Hunter took Ann's last micropic from his bag and rolled the tiny film into a wall-scanner.
"The Cartels Jungle" by Irving E. Cox, Jr.
Migul's finger pressed a button at the base of its neck, and with the smooth power of machinery the wire cable rolled into its side.
"Astounding Stories, July, 1931" by Various
One ape whimpering, rolling away to lick at his wounds; whimpering oddly like a baby that has burned its fingers.
"Astounding Stories, June, 1931" by Various
Then he must smoke two or three cigarettes, which he deftly rolls with his dirty yellow fingers.
"Belford's Magazine, Vol 2, December 1888" by Various
Then Bancroft rose and rolling his cigar between his fingers thoughtfully studied its glowing ashes.
"The Case and Exceptions" by Frederick Trevor Hill
While he read he fingered the cricket-ball, and presently it rolled away, and he thought he would get it by-and-by.
"The Wouldbegoods" by E. Nesbit
Anne's deft fingers made quick work of one of the big rolls.
"Shadows of Flames" by Amelie Rives
Roll thin, cut into letter "S" fingers and bake in greased pans.
"Civic League Cook Book" by Anonymous
Voicing a piercing shriek he toppled back, spear rolling from his fingers.
"The Return of Tharn" by Howard Carleton Browne
He just stared hard, rolled his eyes and ran his finger around under his collar.
"The Haunted Pajamas" by Francis Perry Elliott
To form the petals roll pieces of potato fondant between the fingers.
"Candy-Making Revolutionized" by Mary Elizabeth Hall
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In poetry:

“With nimble fingers from the pegs
They soon the strings unbent,
And off its frame as sure as eggs
They drew the blessed tent,
And rolled it up and stretched their legs,
And packed the lot—and went.
"The Sleeping Beauty" by Henry Lawson
The sword that had bridged in the dark time of trouble,
Her heart's grand Niagara rolling in blood;
Still sheathless she held; but it turned to a sunbeam,
And blessed what it touched, like a finger of God!
"Pro Patria: America, 1861" by Adah Isaacs Menken
Love saw the emissary eglantine
Break wave round thy white feet above the gloom;
Lay finger on thy star; thy raiment line
With cherub wing and limb; wed thy soft bloom,
Gold-quivering like sunrays in thistle-down,
Earth under rolling brown.
"Hymn To Colour" by George Meredith

In news:

HAVANA (AP)—Debora Garcia sat at a table in a room choked with smoke, gently rolling an unbanded cigar between her delicate fingers.
Among the rich idioms of American Sign Language, there is a sign for "hearing" -- the right index finger, held parallel to the mouth, circling forward like a rolling log.
Evans denies strumming on an imaginary axe, and instead claims he was "just tapping" his fingers on a rolled up program.
(AP) Radio talk show host Glenn Beck 's family had a close call when their sport utility vehicle rolled down a steep hill in New York's Finger Lakes region just after they had exited the SUV.
Nature, culture and creature comforts bump elbows in the Finger Lakes , which rake the rolling countryside between Rochester and Syracuse.
The Pacers win the series in seven games - on Patrick Ewing's missed finger-roll in Pat Riley 's final game as Knicks coach.
To get a tighter roll , insert a piece of waxed paper between your fingers and the wax.
MC Sal Minnelli Room Full of Strangers Sardonic Garage Pop n Roll music with a vicious twist, that whips their audience into a. PEACOCK ROOM Askultura + The Hoverhounds + 69 Fingers.
Sticky Fingers' In Naches Has The Largest Cinnamon Rolls I've Ever Seen.
" Sticky Fingers" was the ninth British and eleventh American studio album by The Rolling Stones.
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