pole vaulting

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n pole vaulting a competition that involves jumping over a high crossbar with the aid of a long pole
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Usage

In literature:

Akut had never before seen a pole-vault.
"The Son of Tarzan" by Edgar Rice Burroughs
He vaulted the rude fence of poles, and upon sight of her called out lustily.
"The Call of the Canyon" by Zane Grey
Using his spear as a leaping pole he vaulted upward and caught the branches of a tree as the monster dashed the spear down in its rush.
"The Golden Fleece and the Heroes who Lived Before Achilles" by Padraic Colum
I beat him in a pole vault.
"Big Timber" by Bertrand W. Sinclair
The roof is a round vault or arch of poles set lengthwise.
"In Indian Mexico (1908)" by Frederick Starr
By reason of the precession of the equinoxes, the pole does not always occupy the same place in the starry vault.
"Biographies of Distinguished Scientific Men" by Francois Arago
Using the boat hooks as vaulting poles, they leaped from one floe to another, when the leads were not too wide.
"The North Pole" by Robert E. Peary
I bethought me that if I had had a pole it would have assisted me greatly to discover the trap-door leading to the vault.
"Dick Cheveley" by W. H. G. Kingston
He had brought up one of the dinghy's oars on his shoulder as a sort of plaything or vaulting-pole.
"The Island Queen" by R.M. Ballantyne
It was a vaulting pole.
"Harbor Tales Down North" by Norman Duncan
A bird hovered above a telephone pole, its wings glued to the blue vault of the sky.
"The Day Time Stopped Moving" by Bradner Buckner
High up in the moonlit vault of the night, swaying between the two poles which supported it, hung the white cage which was Naida's prison.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science, December 1930" by Various
Nathan Spiderwitz grasped the clothes pole and vaulted with great accuracy into the left wing of the grand stand.
"Little Aliens" by Myra Kelly
Fomey ought to be prominent in the pole vault, and if in condition, should win.
"Harper's Round Table, May 7, 1895" by Various
Running broad jump Jewell, Adelphi 20 " 3-1/2 " Pole vault Phillips, B.
"Harper's Round Table, May 21, 1895" by Various
The pole vault is uncertain, but Beasley of Germantown has cleared nearly 8 feet.
"Harper's Round Table, May 28, 1895" by Various
Johnson, W.A., should win the pole-vault, although Thenoin, R.L.S., may push him.
"Harper's Round Table, June 11, 1895" by Various
The marks that went were the half-mile, the walk, the bicycle, and the pole vault.
"Harper's Round Table, June 25, 1895" by Various
Pole vault 10 " 7 " B. Johnson.
"Harper's Round Table, July 9, 1895" by Various
I wanted to make a record in pole-vaulting, and I did.
"The Lucky Piece" by Albert Bigelow Paine
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In poetry:

And of my Heav’nly Father did I think
Who me and this fine sun created whole,
And all these nightime pearls on their great string
That span the starry vault from pole to pole.
"When I Was Small" by Jens Baggesen

In news:

In the pole vault , one day you're sky-high, the next day you're sunk in a no-height nightmare.
It happened to the greatest pole-vault er ever, Sergei Bubka of Ukraine, at the 1992 Olympics in Barcelona, Spain.
O'Reilly no-heighted at 11-6 in a prestigious national event, the Pole Vault Summit in Reno, Nev.
Relatives said the Pole Vault Hall of Fame member died Oct 18 in southern Oregon, where he had lived for two decades.
How many people are still alive at his age let alone pole vault ing.
He is the father of 1984 Olympian pole vault er Earl Bell.
Eva Perry, Issaquah sophomore, breaks out in a big smile as she clears the pole vault bar April 22 to set a new school record of 11 feet, 4 inches.
Perry, a sophomore, set a new school mark in the pole vault by soaring 11 feet, 4 inches to break the old record of 11-3 set by Kiki Sugano in 2001.
John Russell helped the Zips win the Akron Quad last week by clearing 18-1 in the pole vault .
This is Dr William Bell, the 90-year-old father of former Olympian pole-vault er Earl Bell.
Youtu.be/pX9h5PVNGaY This is Dr William Bell, the 90-year-old father of former Olympian pole-vault er Earl Bell.
Dr Bell holds the world record for pole-vault er s in his age group.
Jenn Suhr, a pole vault er for the USA, earned a gold medal on Monday afternoon with a vault of 4.75 meters.
Free Beer & Hot Wings – 90-Year-Old Pole Vault er .
Otay Ranch pole vaulting duo is soaring to new heights.
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