shoot a line

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v shoot a line show off
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Usage

In literature:

The rival archers in a line advance, Their turn of shooting to receive from chance.
"The Aeneid" by Virgil
At once he set about to teach the new arrow how to shoot in a long straight line.
"Old Indian Legends" by Zitkala-Sa
With the flag I signalled a command to stop shooting and also passed the word down the line, so that presently no more arrows flew.
"The Ancient Allan" by H. Rider Haggard
Some P-51s came over and started shooting at the line of men about a quarter mile ahead of me.
"The Biography of a Rabbit" by Roy Benson
Each player puts two disks in line, then all go to a distance and shoot toward them.
"The Tinguian" by Fay-Cooper Cole
Telegraph lines stuck forth everywhere into the great spaces of the country, like the new shoots of a tree.
"Children of the Market Place" by Edgar Lee Masters
Both in the Transvaal and Free State there exists a healthy spirit of rivalry between Englishman and Boer in the shooting line.
"The Boer in Peace and War" by Arthur M. Mann
Koa, I'm going to shoot a line straight out toward Alpha Centauri.
"Rip Foster in Ride the Gray Planet" by Harold Leland Goodwin
The first inventor in line carried the model of a new rifle which would shoot sixteen times.
"The Southerner" by Thomas Dixon
Suddenly as we looked at her we saw a dense black cloud of smoke shoot up from her, which hung like a monstrous tree upon the sky-line.
"The Strand Magazine, Volume V, Issue 28, April 1893" by Various
Swans flew by in straight lines with such rapidity that many a shot was lost in trying to shoot them.
"Winter Adventures of Three Boys" by Egerton R. Young
If we can shoot a deer, the skin and the inside will supply us with material for the lines.
"Snow Shoes and Canoes" by William H. G. Kingston
He could shoot in a direct line from Braemar to Aberdeen with very little interruption.
"Cattle and Cattle-breeders" by William M'Combie
The jets must be out of line and shooting it in a curve.
"This World Must Die!" by Horace Brown Fyfe
I'd just shoot a few lines on general principles to draw you away from the gates.
"Bransford of Rainbow Range" by Eugene Manlove Rhodes
But, for a time at least, no one would admit the possibility of a gun with range sufficient to shoot into Paris from the nearest German lines.
"Air Service Boys Over The Rhine" by Charles Amory Beach
Wiley picked out a smoking shoot, and banged it on a line for one sack.
"Lefty Locke Pitcher-Manager" by Burt L. Standish
It shoots in a straight line, ready to flee away from us; but suddenly the attraction of the earth makes itself felt.
"In Search of a Son" by William Shepard Walsh
Cutting himself a "sylvan frame" through the pines on a point a hundred yards below the camp, Roos set up to shoot the first piece of lining.
"Down the Columbia" by Lewis R. Freeman
Through the mist a gleam shoots out, and then a rattle of muskets just in front of the advancing line.
"Wigwam and War-path; Or the Royal Chief in Chains" by A. B. (Alfred Benjamin) Meacham
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In poetry:

A feller in the firin' line,
Tied up with sich a gag,
Who has to curse by look an' sign,
He fair gets out the rag.
An' so, I ses, each time I shoots,
"I'll teach you, you - you - you - you broots!"
"The Invalid" by C J Dennis

In news:

Police are looking for suspects in the shooting of a teenager aboard a Metro Blue Line commuter train in Long Beach.
IRVINE, Calif – Daman Starring scored 25 points on 7 of 15 shooting including a perfect 10 for 10 from the free-throw line to lead UC Irvine past Nevada in a comfortable 78-64 season opening victory Saturday.
But Leonard's athleticism and outstanding passing skills separate him from most 7- footers and he has a nice shooting touch from mid-range and at the free-throw line.
EMINENCE Good shooting, from the field and especially from the free throw line in the second half, led the Eminence boys basketball team to a 71-59 win over Monrovia at the Eel Tan.
The Morgan County Sheriff's Department arrested Donald L Ricci, 69, of Tree Line Lane, Berkeley Springs last Sunday, April 15 for shooting a pistol over the top of a vehicle carrying his stepson and the son's teenaged daughters.
For those directly affected by events like 9/11 or last week's theater shooting in Colorado, finding a silver lining takes years, if it happens at all.
LONG BEACH, Calif.—Police are looking for suspects in the shooting of a teenager aboard a Metro Blue Line commuter train in Long Beach.
A drive-by shooting in north Bryan slightly injured two people Monday night, but there were quite a few people in the line of fire.
It's a club that honors consistency and recognizes players who go an entire season shooting at least 50 percent from the field, 40 percent from 3-point range and 90 percent from the free throw line.
A woman holds a child as people line up to enter the Newtown Methodist Church near the scene of an elementary school shooting in Newtown, Conn.
Official: 27 dead, including 18 children in Conn. A woman holds a child as people line up to enter the Newtown Methodist Church near the the scene of an elementary school shooting on December 14, 2012 in Newtown, Connecticut.
The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA. HALIFAX — In the span of six minutes in the third quarter Friday night, Line Mountain turned the game from a defensive struggle to a fast-paced second-half shoot out.
A woman holds a child as people line up to enter the Newtown Methodist Church near the the scene of an elementary school shooting on December 14, 2012 in Newtown, Connecticut.
A federal appeals court restored a lawsuit against Carnival Cruise Lines in the case of a 15-year-old passenger killed in the crossfire of a gang shooting on the island of St Thomas.
(AP) — Investigators were scouring a rugged area near the U.S.-Mexico line looking for evidence in the fatal shooting of a Border Patrol agent.
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In science:

Figure 3: The figure shows that shooting a ray with inclination Θ1 , uniformly distributed, against the line at distance a1 and then shooting a ray with a uniformly distributed angle Θ2 on the line at distance a2 is equivalent to shooting on the barrier at the distance a = a1+a2 with a uniformly distributed angle Θ.
Angular processes related to Cauchy random walks
Like Shooting, CDN does coordinate descent, but instead of using a fixed step size, it uses a backtracking line search starting at a quadratic approximation of the ob jective.
Parallel Coordinate Descent for L1-Regularized Loss Minimization
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