line drive


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n line drive (baseball) a hit that flies straight out from the batter "the batter hit a liner to the shortstop"
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  • Robert Frost
    “The middle of the road is where the white line is -- and that's the worst place to drive.”


In literature:

By this, it seemed, he intended to cut across Dick's line of flight, and to drive him back upon Melchard.
"Ambrotox and Limping Dick" by Oliver Fleming
He would start an opposition line, and either drive off the old line or effect a compromise.
"Hidden Treasures" by Harry A. Lewis
Packers must not even throw stones, to drive a mule into line.
"Pluck on the Long Trail" by Edwin L. Sabin
When I got back to Hagerstown, I endeavoured to make arrangements for a horse and buggy to drive through the lines.
"Three Months in the Southern States, April-June 1863" by Arthur J. L. (Lieut.-Col.) Fremantle
The object is to drive these men back to the mining party, and not one must break through our line now.
"To The West" by George Manville Fenn
The great Somme drive began on July 1, 1916, after a week's devastating bombardment of the German lines.
"The Flag" by Homer Greene
Bart smashed the second ball pitched him, driving it out on a line.
"Frank Merriwell's Son" by Burt L. Standish
On it came, a line of white on the water, a gray curtain of driving rain above it.
"The Merryweathers" by Laura E. Richards
I must drive back my frontier line where I find it, not where my grandfather found it.
"Winning the Wilderness" by Margaret Hill McCarter
The Boers are coming on in a long extended line, and they must be driving in our scouts.
"The Kopje Garrison" by George Manville Fenn

In news:

Christopher Holloway, 35, is a long haul truck driver working for Trans Lines trucking and was part of a two-man team driving a load from California to New York.
KKFI 90.1 FM receives a significant majority of its income from individual supporters making a contribution during on-air pledge drives or on-line throughout the year.
They halted Aztec 's first drive with an interception at the goal line by Andres Encinias, then got a 15-yard run in their first play out of Booth-Homer.
Texas Rangers fans line up to attend the Rangers Cowboy Santas toy drive at the Ballpark in Arlington on Tuesday, December 11, 2012.
His hit Tuesday — a line drive to left on a 2-2 fastball — appeared like a flashback to a bygone era.
Then there were 200 of them, faculty, staff and administrators, too, and they stood there waiting in line for 45 minutes to register for the bone-marrow drive.
WD expands desktop hard drive line-up with 4TB capacity .
MIAMI — With the game on the line, the quick-strike New England Patriots showed they can grind out a drive, too.
Part of Riverside Drive in Chattanooga to be closed for water line repair.
Cornell 's ensuing drive ran out of time at the 8-yard line of Penn (6-4, 6-1).
Debris lines the sides of Bluebird Drive in Countryside at Vero Beach Mobile Home Park Monday afternoon.
Diversity & Inclusion: Driving Innovation and Boosting the Bottom Line.
Cary music fest says crowd funding is do-or-die Cross Currents' future on the line in $65,000 drive.
Oakland Athletics pitcher Brandon McCarthy has walked a few steps and is making encouraging progress in his recovery from surgery after getting hit in the head by a line drive last week.
Hedging drives Delta Air Lines to 2Q loss.

In science:

The two m ain driving parameters are here the orientation of the AGN with respect to the line of sight, and the radio loudness.
The AGN phenomenon: open issues
The velocity distribution of atoms in a cell (solid line). Effective drifting beam (dotted) selected by drive laser.
Freezing Light via hot gases
For simplicity, we assume here that this fraction of the luminosity does not contribute to line driving of the wind.
Dynamics of line-driven disk winds in Active Galactic Nuclei
Subsequently the gas becomes fully ionized and loses all of driving lines before it reaches the escape velocity and therefore falls on the central ob ject/inner disk.
Dynamics of line-driven disk winds in Active Galactic Nuclei
Gaussian cost to mate choice. (b is assumed to be small.) With b = 0, and assuming weak selection, Eq. (3.6) leads to a line of fixed points −4c( ¯z − θ)3 + a( ¯y − y0 ) = 0. A fast runaway process drives the population towards this line.
Biological Evolution and Statistical Physics