passing play

Definitions

  • the Women Passing by in Procession, In Charge Of A Warrior and of a Man Playing Upon the Lyre
    the Women Passing by in Procession, In Charge Of A Warrior and of a Man Playing Upon the Lyre
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n passing play (American football) a play that involves one player throwing the ball to a teammate "the coach sent in a passing play on third and long"
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Usage

In literature:

Mrs. Sherman met her in the hall, and pinched her cheek playfully as she passed her.
"The Little Colonel: Maid of Honor" by Annie Fellows Johnston
He happened to pass by, and heard them calling out the names of those invited to play.
"Ernest Bracebridge" by William H. G. Kingston
Then the bands play, and the people laugh and shout to see us pass by.
"Tum Tum, the Jolly Elephant" by Richard Barnum
Cards from the talon must pass through the Reserve, and the Reserve must pass into the Ramparts before they can be played.
"Lady Cadogan's Illustrated Games of Solitaire or Patience" by Adelaide Cadogan
I have heard people passing by night in sleeping cities; some of them sang; one, I remember, played loudly on the bagpipes.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition" by Robert Louis Stevenson
Miles stopped it, however, gave him a playful punch in the chest, and passed on.
"Blue Lights" by R.M. Ballantyne
They acted more like regular gamblers than like persons playing to pass away an idle hour.
"The Boy from the Ranch" by Frank V. Webster
But he himself, though he could play so many instruments and pass judgment in so many fields of art, remained an amateur.
"Harvard Classics Volume 28" by Various
The rat soon made itself at home with all the prison officials and the prisoners, and not a night passed but what it played its tricks.
"The Son of Monte-Cristo, Volume I (of 2)" by Alexandre Dumas père
The street fiddler played the theme clean out, and then passed through the crowd in search of coppers.
"Cruel Barbara Allen" by David Christie Murray
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In poetry:

"One bubble more!" I heard him call,
And saw his trembling fingers play:
He snatched, and down the roaring fall,
With the lost bubble, passed away!
"The Bubble Chase" by Samuel Griswold Goodrich
Deep, tender, firm and true, the Nation's heart
Throbs for her gallant heroes passed away,
Who in grim Battle's drama played their part,
And slumber here to-day.--
"The Silent Victors" by James Whitcomb Riley
WHEN Pleasure gilds thy passing hours,
And Hope enwreaths her fairy flowers,
And Love appears with playful hand
To steal from Time his falling sand,
Oh, then I'll smile with thee.
""He For God Only, She For God In Him."" by Caroline Howard Gilman
A rustling wood lay rapt in sleep,
The wind had died away,
And ‘twas the hour when shadows creep
And laughing fairies play.
All among the trees they pass,
Stepping lightly o'er the grass.
"Fairies In The Forest" by R S Ward
And only four summers had passed o'er his baby head,
And, poor little child, his twin brother was dead,
Who had died but a few days before,
And now he must play alone, for he'd see him no more.
"A Tale of Elsinore" by William Topaz McGonagall
And yet when the days shall have ended,
And beneath the roof tree's shade,
The children and grand children,
In childish ways have played,
And passed from under the building,
And vanished into the shade;
"Harriet Beecher Stowe's Monument" by Frank Barbour Coffin

In news:

(AP) — Harding Academy quarterback Will Francis hit Caleb Spears with a 20-yard touchdown pass with six seconds to play to lift the Wildcats to a 49-45 win over Glen Rose for the Arkansas Class 3A high school state championship.
If it weren't played so very straight, this jaw-dropping thriller might pass for an accurate satire of Hollywood self-indulgence.
The passes are "for that golfer that wants to play golf but doesn't want to tie up money in a membership," said Tom Halterman, general manager at Waynesville Inn Golf Resort & Spa.
Arizona State quarterback Brock Osweiler passed on a basketball scholarship to Gonzaga to play QB for the Sun Devils.
Playing in difficult conditions against a terrific defense, Matt Schaub threw two interceptions and one touchdown pass was the difference in victory and defeat.
The Juniata football team did something Friday night it doesn't do very often - it scored on the passing play.
Michael Kenneth Williams (above), who played Omar on The Wire, posted on Twitter on Friday that he was sending out prayers for Donnie Andrews, the man who inspired his character and passed away Thursday.
Golden Tate admits to pass interference on controversial play.
Out of 62 plays, they called only 20 passes.
Trovon Reed has played with smoke and mirrors, first as a Wildcat quarterback, then as a receiver whose main job was to catch screen passes.
UCLA's Stan McKay usually plays only on passing downs, and he's made an impact with interceptions in each of the past two games.
He's a pass-first point guard, a guy I haven't really played with before.
The musician, who played in such bands as the Obsessed , 9353 and Pentagram, in addition to fronting the Factory, passed away at his home in Fairfax County, Va. On Saturday (Sept.
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) — Two Minnesota Vikings starters have been cleared to play in the season finale after passing their post-concussion tests.
COLUMBIA — Leo Lyons ran down the floor following a steal, took a pass from Miguel Paul, and threw down an uncontested two-handed dunk to put Missouri ahead 89-77 with 2:06 to play.
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In science:

In addition to showing that GMC – GMC collisions occur in cases where the nuclei of the galaxies have passed within a few kpc of each other, several factors lead us to conclude that GMC – GMC collisions play a ma jor role in bringing molecular gas into the bridge regions.
Colliding molecular clouds in head-on galaxy collisions
The past-history dependence of the light-ray tra jectory comes into play also through the integrals from mass monopole and spin-dipole terms, [M/r][−2] and [S /r][−2] , if mass and/or spin are not conserved and change as time passes.
General Relativistic Theory of Light Propagation in the Field of Radiative Gravitational Multipoles
The torus, that passes through the group unity, is called the maximal torus for the Lie group; maximal tori play an important role in classification of compact Lie groups.
Control of mechanical systems on Lie groups and ideal hydrodynamics
Covering theorems play an essential role in the study of phase coexistence, as they allow to pass from the macroscopic scale (the phase profile u) to the microscopic scale (the dilute Ising model).
Surface tension in the dilute Ising model. The Wulff construction
There are four such functions and the two that survive the process of eliminating of dominated strategies are playing directly, that is passing when holding an L and betting when holding an H (denoted in the tables as s1 ), and running a possible bluff, i.e. betting holding an L or an H (denoted in the tables as s2 ).
Quantized Poker
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