full nelson

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n full nelson a wrestling hold in which the holder puts both arms under the opponent's arms and exerts pressure on the back of the neck (illegal in amateur wrestling)
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Usage

In literature:

And so he struggled to encompass a similar hold with the left hand, and in a few moments Terkoz's bull neck was creaking beneath a full-Nelson.
"Tarzan of the Apes" by Edgar Rice Burroughs
But the English capacity for hero-worship is full to the brim with what they are able to comprehend of Lord Nelson's character.
"Our Old Home" by Nathaniel Hawthorne
As he did so, the light from Sandy's lantern fell full on the dazed and swollen face of Carter Nelson.
"Sandy" by Alice Hegan Rice
We boxed and wrestled, with much scientific discussion of "full Nelsons" and the like, and even fenced with sticks.
"The Range Dwellers" by B. M. Bower
Lillie and Nelson were both busy tow-netting for plankton with full-speed, Apstein, Nansen, 24-and 180-mesh nets.
"The Worst Journey in the World, Volumes 1 and 2" by Apsley Cherry-Garrard
Nelson looked well and was full of spirits.
"Drake, Nelson and Napoleon" by Walter Runciman
She held repeated conversations with Nelson, and was as full of plans and secrets as she could hold.
"The Fat of the Land" by John Williams Streeter
Nelson had been given full power by the King of the Two Sicilies to act as his representative.
"The Life of Nelson, Vol. I (of 2)" by A. T. (Alfred Thayer) Mahan
We arrived at the opening at the same moment and I got a "full-Nelson" on the greasy blackguard.
""Over There" with the Australians" by R. Hugh Knyvett
Mrs. Nelson did not smile at this sally, for her mind was too full of anxiety.
"The Young Miner" by Horatio Alger, Jr.
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In news:

Nelson Chenault/US PresswireElena Delle Donne will not be at full strength when Delaware opens the season thanks to a recurrence of Lyme disease, which she contracted in 2008.
View full size Chuck Slusarczyk Jr Wendy Park on Whiskey Island has produced some spectacular birds in recent days, including this Nelson's sparrow.
Perusing the local brews at the homey Cristina's Cafe, my waitress was surprised when I ordered a Full Nelson .
Nelson Burtnick, the head of payment processing for poker website Full Tilt Poker, pleaded guilty to taking part in a scheme to deceive banks into handling Internet gambling transactions that.
View full size File Autzen Stadium or Willie Nelson: You decide.
Perusing the local brews at the homey Cristina's Cafe, my waitress was surprised when I ordered a Full Nelson.
View full size courtesy of Don Nelson A drawing of St Johns High School, long razed, from St Johns a Pictorial History.
A try on full time gave Tasman a boilover 25-22 victory against champions Canterbury in a mainly lifeless match in Nelson tonight.
PORT ARTHUR — Southeast Texas' golf history is full of talented players, interesting characters, success stories and even a visit from Byron Nelson for an exhibition at the old Pea Patch in the 1940s.
The band released its eponymous debut in 2006 — it's full of Townes Van Zandt, Hank Williams and Willie Nelson covers — and just returned, six years later, with For the Good Times.
Trent Nelson The Salt Lake Tribune The ski lifts are full on opening day at Brighton Ski Resort, Tuesday November 13, 2012 in Brighton .
Open-heart surgery hasn't stopped FMCA members Paula and Nelson DiGennaro from enjoying their retirement or pursuing their dream of full-timing.
View full size Volunteers at Wilmer Interfaith Care Center include, from left, Tony Smith, Janet Brannan, Maggie Nelson and baby Gage.
Mack, with the help of his super PACs, is outspending Nelson's re-election campaign 5-1 with negative TV and radio spots, full of distortions and outright lies.
In the contest for US Senate from Florida, incumbent Bill Nelson brings a career full of good work.
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In science:

The following remarkable theorem by Nelson gives a full characterization of Γ(A), very useful in the applications.
Euclidean Field Theory
Nelson processes. A natural generalization of the framework of Subsection 5.2 is to impose the full flow of marginal laws instead of only the initial and final ones.
Deviations bounds and conditional principles for thin sets
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