yard line


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n yard line in football; line parallel to the goal lines indicating position on the field
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In literature:

Claflin tried the Brimfield centre twice for four yards and punted to the fifty-yard line.
"Left End Edwards" by Ralph Henry Barbour
Our front lines were from about one hundred and fifty to three hundred yards apart.
"The Emma Gees" by Herbert Wes McBride
At noon, as the long lines filed into the school yard to freedom, he looked about him with delight.
"A Son of the City" by Herman Gastrell Seely
The line runs all the way along the lake shore, sometimes only a couple of yards from the water.
"From Pole to Pole" by Sven Anders Hedin
Casualties inflicted by supporting artillery are not probable until the opposing infantry lines are less than 200 yards apart.
"Infantry Drill Regulations, United States Army, 1911" by United States War Department
The thick woods were being cut down in front of the lines for a distance of eight hundred yards, to give range.
"Three Months in the Southern States, April-June 1863" by Arthur J. L. (Lieut.-Col.) Fremantle
Here, at the west end of Wagon Hill, the two lines were but 30 yards apart.
"Story of the War in South Africa" by Alfred T. Mahan
We quickly reeved a line through a block at the fore yard-arm, and hauled it on deck with much difficulty.
"Fighting the Whales" by R. M. Ballantyne
On the straight line these line supports are placed about 25 yards apart.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 1157, March 5, 1898" by Various
By degrees we approached the prairie fire and the flames were leaping up three or four feet in a line many hundred yards long.
"In Africa" by John T. McCutcheon
There was yet another line, and this was fastened on, another fifty yards going down.
"Mother Carey's Chicken" by George Manville Fenn
There's a hundred yards of new line gone.
"Old Gold" by George Manville Fenn
A line drawn twenty yards in advance of the hedge on either side formed the respective boundaries.
"Ernest Bracebridge" by William H. G. Kingston
About ten yards of the line came in slack, and then it stopped.
"Captain Mugford" by W.H.G. Kingston
He had got a long line and a strong hook, which he threw overboard from the end of the main-yard.
"The South Sea Whaler" by W.H.G. Kingston
He was close behind, and in a direct line with the tree under which we had dined, and I was about twenty yards from it.
"The Little Savage" by Captain Frederick Marryat
The starting line is only a few hundred yards away.
"Pushed and the Return Push" by George Herbert Fosdike Nichols, (AKA Quex)
Josie noticed some belated clothes hanging on a line in the back yard.
"Mary Louise and Josie O'Gorman" by Emma Speed Sampson
At 6.30 I raised and hooked a big fish, which ran out twenty yards of line, and then stopped.
"Lippincott's Magazine, Volume 11, No. 26, May, 1873" by Various
The line was direct, and I had ridden nearly two hundred yards, when my horse came to a sudden stop.
"The War Trail" by Mayne Reid

In poetry:

I love the house wherein I played,
The yard o'erspread by maple's shade,
The nearby babbling brook;
The fields o'er which my youthful feet
Sped onward toward the trout's retreat,
With dangling line and hook.
"Poundridge, N. Y." by Jared Barhite

In news:

The Seattle Seahawks held off the Carolina Panthers, 16-12, after making a critical defensive stop on fourth-and-goal from the 1-yard line with 3:47 remaining.
The Steelers, trailing by one point with three seconds left in the game, face a fourth and goal at the 10-yard line.
The Titans' formation on third-and-7 from their own 12-yard line was questionable.
San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick (7) slides on the 1 yard line during the second half at MetLIfe Stadium.
Forrestal drives to the one yard line against St Edward.
The race for the District 1 (Smithville/Chokee) seat on the Lee County Commission is not about yard signs or lining up endorsements.
Gino was about 10 rows back on the 45-yard line.
"I had just asked the team for a special teams play, and then we return the kick to the Michigan Tech 10-yard line," Grand Valley State coach Chuck Martin said.
LINTON — Linton's Miners were 1 for 2 on fourth-down plays from inside the Indianapolis Scecina 1- yard line Friday night.
Instead, Washington caught the ball on a 57-yard boot by Minnesota punter Chris Kluwe and exploded up the field, barely making it past the 20-yard line.
But MSU was on its 23-yard line facing a fourth-and-9.
Since beginning his NFL career with Cincinnati in 2001, Harris has placed 239 of his 876 career punts inside the 20-yard line.
He has placed 27 percent of his punts inside the 20-yard line and 46 percent of his punts haven't been returned.
The Spartans had the first possession of the night but fumbled at their own 32-yard line.
2 hurt when Orange Line train derails in rail yard.

In science:

First, following we consider the British system in which length can be measured in miles, furlongs, chains, yards, feet, hands, inches, lines.
Randomness Relative to Cantor Expansions
The original formulation is due to the statistician Karl Pearson, who, in a brief letter quoted in Nature, 1905, wrote: “A man starts from a point O and walks a yards in a straight line; he then turns through any angle whatever and walks another a yards in a second straight line.
Flying randomly in $\mathbb{R}^d$ with Dirichlet displacements
Dually, we may feel that as successful as the dividing line stable/unstable (and finer divisions ”below” that) has been, not all unstable classes are completely wild, (and what constitutes being complicated, un-analysable depends on your yard-stick).
Model Theory