• WordNet 3.6
    • n punting (football) a kick in which the football is dropped from the hands and kicked before it touches the ground "the punt traveled 50 yards","punting is an important part of the game"
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In literature:

Pinch-a-Penny bowled along, paddle-punt fisherman to Gingerbread merchant.
"Harbor Tales Down North" by Norman Duncan
This gave Whipford the kick-off, and the ball was punted up the field with the whole eleven on its track.
"Golden Days for Boys and Girls" by Various
They kept us catching punts between classes, and tackling each other all the way to our rooms and back.
"At Good Old Siwash" by George Fitch
Shortly the latter put aside his paddle in favour of the punting pole.
"The Adventures of Bobby Orde" by Stewart Edward White
A tiny punt lay moored to it.
"The Fire People" by Ray Cummings
Hume covered the carts with tarpaulin, so as to make them serve as punts.
"History of Australia and New Zealand" by Alexander Sutherland
Here, give me a hand with this paint punt; it's the smallest thing that'll carry us.
"Gold Out of Celebes" by Aylward Edward Dingle
Lighters, lumps, or punts, not having sails.
"The Sailor's Word-Book" by William Henry Smyth
In another half minute he was down over the little wall, into the river, and in three strides had gained the punt.
"Linda Tressel" by Anthony Trollope
After taking another cigarette and another pull at our 'drop o' summut short,' the man in the punt rowed off to his drifter.
"A Poor Man's House" by Stephen Sydney Reynolds

In poetry:

Wretch that I was ! how often have I swore,
When WINNALL tallied, I would punt no more !
I know the bite, yet to my ruin run,
And see the folly which I cannot shun.
"Thursday, the Bassette-Table" by Mary Wortley Montagu
Cardelia. Wretch that I was, how often have I swore,
When Winnall tally'd, I would punt no more?
I know the Bite, yet to my Ruin run;
And see the Folly, which I cannot shun.
"The Basset-Table : An Eclogue" by Alexander Pope
He knows you! "sportsmen" from suburban alleys,
Stretched under seaweed in the treacherous punt;
Knows every lazy, shiftless lout that sallies
Forth to waste powder— as he says, to "hunt."
"My Aviary" by Oliver Wendell Holmes
"The filly's failing fast," thought Jack; "she's
nothing but a weed,
It’s a certainty she can't keep long in front.
I'll make a splendid target, if he likes to draw a
bead, As I try to cross the river on the punt."
"Jack Corrigan" by Barcroft Henry Boake
From Punt returned, from Phormio's Fleet, from Javan and Gadire,
He strongly occupies the seat about the tavern fire,
And, moist with much Falernian or smoked Massilian juice,
Revenges there the Brass-bound Man his long-enforced truce!
"Poseidon's Law" by Rudyard Kipling

In news:

With a miracle 98-yard punt return by Damaris Johnson with 0:31 on the clock against Dallas, the Birds managed to squeeze in a spread win, but that ain't gonna happen down in Tampa.
Travis Benjamin Plays it Again Travis Benjamin "Plays it Again" on his punt return for a TD.
First the Panthers blew it on the punt coverage on Denver's 76-yard punt return for a TD, and then the officials blew it by not making the correct call on the play.
A punt returner with good burst, a blue-collar DE and more from Nick Saban's press conference.
Did this Redskins punt touch the goal line.
Shane Lechler, the Raiders' one perennial Pro Bowl selection, celebrates an 80-yard punt against the Bears last season.
Good punts kept Dolphins bottled up.
If you give the Oklahoma punt returner two more yards, then your coaches aren't going to be upset with you.
Speedy Brandon Banks averaged 23.0 yards per punt return in the preseason.
But Seamon changed everything with that dynamic excursion three plays after a 50-yard punt return for a touchdown by John Rinaldi was negated by a penalty.
Full disclosure, I was awesome at punt and pass.
Campbell crowned NCAA punting champion.
Zack Craig had the game of his career Saturday, blocking two punts, including one that he returned 30 yards for a touchdown.
Richard Crawford will hold onto the Redskins' punt return duties.
Local Boy Earns Spot in Finals of Punt, Pass, Kick Competition.

In science:

Op elk punt in dit vlak kun je twee richtingen uit.
Topological Strings and Quantum Curves
Op ieder punt van de bol kun je twee richtingen uit, zodat ook de bol 2-dimensionaal is.
Topological Strings and Quantum Curves
Die twee richtingen veranderen echter als je naar een ander punt op de bol beweegt.
Topological Strings and Quantum Curves
Moleculaire berekeningen in de dissociatielimiet leggen het zwakke punt van de FRPA bloot.
Faddeev Random Phase Approximation applied to molecules
Maar er was ook ´e ´en punt dat snel knipperde, ongeveer ´e ´en keer per seconde.
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