ground stroke


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n ground stroke a tennis return made by hitting the ball after it has bounced once
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In literature:

The portions of spawn are inserted in the ground in little T-shaped openings made by two strokes of the spade.
"Studies of American Fungi. Mushrooms, Edible, Poisonous, etc." by George Francis Atkinson
She swam a stroke or two till she knew there was ground within her depth and then stood up.
"The Trembling of a Leaf" by William Somerset Maugham
A single stroke was enough; Mr. Hanlon's head rolled off upon the ground.
"The Old Tobacco Shop" by William Bowen
And when you struck the first stroke on this ground, I ought to have warned you off with the voice of seven thunders.
"Select Temperance Tracts" by American Tract Society
He stood his ground bravely for a moment, playing feebly into space, expecting the fatal stroke!
"The Strollers" by Frederic S. Isham
The Bishop had taken that ground from under him by a simple stroke of truth.
"The Shepherd of the North" by Richard Aumerle Maher
It was the opinion of all the neutral Indians on the ground that Tecumseh meditated a stroke.
"The Land of the Miamis" by Elmore Barce
At every six strokes of the pump, it was necessary to pack under it more bricks, and still more, for the ground was a veritable morass.
"How I Filmed the War" by Lieut. Geoffrey H. Malins
He had dropped to within six feet of the ground; but at once the strokes began to tell, and oh, magical sensation!
"Jimbo" by Algernon Blackwood
At the first stroke we must lift our revolvers, before that they must be pointed to the ground.
"'Jena' or 'Sedan'?" by Franz Beyerlein
When at length, Kiopo, beating his last desperate strokes, felt his feet touch ground, he could scarcely stand.
"Dusty Star" by Olaf Baker
With this last and fatal stroke Mordred fell stark dead to the ground.
"Historic Tales, Vol 14 (of 15)" by Charles Morris
Good Martin's reply was a stroke of his broad-sword that brought the summoner from his saddle to the ground.
"Arthur O'Leary" by Charles James Lever
This time Cynthia knelt upon the ground, and, seemingly without fear, she stretched out her hand and gently stroked the captive's head.
"Latitude 19 degree" by Mrs. Schuyler Crowninshield
Lovzinski, will not the stroke that fells you to the ground send your wife to the grave?
"The New-York Weekly Magazine" by Various
Neale learned to run in to the net and found volleying much simpler than playing ground strokes.
"Rough-Hewn" by Dorothy Canfield
Him with a mighty death-stroke he stretch'd upon the ground; Just after in a thicket a lion huge he found.
"The Nibelungenlied" by Unknown
The political stroke having failed, agrarianism again occupied the ground.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 14, Slice 7" by Various
The Elf and the Imp patted and stroked it till it was not frightened any more, and then we put it on the ground and let it go.
"The Child's Book of the Seasons" by Arthur Ransome
All the oars on stroke side touched ground at once, and No.
"Contraband" by G. J. Whyte-Melville

In poetry:

"Slaughter and my devouring sword
Shall walk the streets around,
Babel shall reel beneath my stroke,
And stagger to the ground."
"Hymn 29" by Isaac Watts
When Margarita to the light was drawn,
Stroking her eyes with an astonished hand,
It seemed, beneath the helm of branch and rain,
A weary Amazon was fallen to the ground.
"Margarita" by Boris Pasternak
His head a prey to the dull knell's sound,
In terror the grave-digger turns the ground
With strokes of the spade, and doth ceaseless cast
The dried-up earth upon his past.
"The Grave-Digger" by Emile Verhaeren
Why shou'd the Lover quit his pleasing Home,
In search of Danger on some foreign Ground?
Far from his weeping Fair ungrateful roam,
And risk in every Stroke a double Wound:
"Elegy XI" by James Hammond
The grave-digger, weary, yet eager as well.
Hiding his pain to the sound of the knell,
With strokes of the spade turns round and round
The weary sods of the dried-up ground.
"The Grave-Digger" by Emile Verhaeren
Neck and neck! head and head! staring eye! nostril spread!
Girth and stifle laid close to the ground!
Stride for stride! stroke for stroke! through one hurdle we've broke!
On the splinters we've lit with one bound.
"Hippodromania; Or, Whiffs From The Pipe" by Adam Lindsay Gordon

In news:

Head coach Violet Shortly said the girls have been working hard at closing matches by solidifying their ground strokes and continuing to work on on their net games.
From the ground up, the tenants of the David Braley Cardiac , Vascular, and Stroke Research Institute help envision the facility's complex and sophisticated AV systems design.
Moving his opponent around the court with his ground strokes, Tom Wangkham was able to storm to an easy singles victory yesterday at the WCHS courts.
From the ground up, the tenants of the David Braley Cardiac, Vascular, and Stroke Research Institute help envision the facility's complex and sophisticated AV systems design.

In science:

For each image, we created two different static user inputs: (1) A “static trimap” computed by dilating and eroding the ground truth segmentation by 7 pixels3 . (2) A “static brush” consisting of a few user made brush strokes which very roughly indicate foreground and background.
Learning an Interactive Segmentation System
The user strokes where drawn by only looking at the ground truth segmentation yk and ignoring the image xk .
Learning an Interactive Segmentation System
Given the ground truth segmentation yk and the current segmentation solution y, the active user model is a policy s : (xk , yk , uk,t , y) (cid:55)→ uk,t+1 which specifies which brush stroke to place next.
Learning an Interactive Segmentation System