line-shooting

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n line-shooting an instance of boastful talk "his brag is worse than his fight","whenever he won we were exposed to his gasconade"
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Usage

In literature:

I saw the close lines of my writing, and it seemed as though the edge of the precipice crumbled and I went shooting down.
"Trapped in 'Black Russia'" by Ruth Pierce
As you can seldom get a bird without shooting it, a line or two on this head will be necessary.
"Practical Taxidermy" by Montagu Browne
All he had to do was to line it and shoot when you stooped over it.
"A Virginia Scout" by Hugh Pendexter
Ag'in' the law to shoot inside the Herefo'd line.
"Rimrock Trail" by J. Allan Dunn
The Roundheads were encamped all round the walls, and would promptly shoot anyone who attempted to penetrate their lines.
"The Madcap of the School" by Angela Brazil
To his vast surprise, the shooting ceased the moment he raced into line with the first steer.
"Out of the Depths" by Robert Ames Bennet
Men were shooting at each other across the lines.
"Herbert Hoover" by Vernon Kellogg
If ye take a tumble in my line o' fire, for the love o' Mike stay down till I shoot!
"The Pathless Trail" by Arthur O. (Arthur Olney) Friel
Six of you, quick there, in line, shoot him!
"The Missourian" by Eugene P. (Eugene Percy) Lyle
Then Kirby was shooting downward, the severed line whipping out after him.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science, December 1930" by Various
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In poetry:

I'd sent her little gifts of fruit;
I'd written lines to her as Venus;
I'd sworn unflinchingly to shoot
The man who dared to come between us:
"Gemini And Virgo" by Charles Stuart Calverley
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:

For me, the silver lining of an otherwise drab digital cloud is that many cameras these days shoot two different formats: both stills and high-quality video.
In SU's last 18 games, Onuaku is shooting 15.4 percent from the line.
Veteran guard shoots only 9-for-25 from field and fails to find free-throw line.
6-time major champion Nick Faldo behind the scenes at a photo shoot for his golf apparel line.
0A 22-year-old Ithaca man has been arrested for shooting an Ithaca Police officer in the line of duty Thursday night.
MINNEAPOLIS — Nikola Pekovic had 22 points and 11 rebounds and the Minnesota Timberwolves used a big advantage at the free-throw line to overcome Kevin Love's shooting struggles in a 108-105 victory over the Denver Nuggets on Wednesday night.
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.
Commerce City resident is shooting at the indoor range of Firing-Line, Colorado's largest gun shop.
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.
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.
Kendall and Kylie Jenner behind the scenes of their clothing line photo shoot.
PULLMAN, Washington — Kevin Pangos had a tough shooting night, until the game was on the line.
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.
Hawkeyes Shoot Lights Out From Line In WNIT Win.
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In science:

RIGHT: the central vertical field line closely approximates the sh ape determined by shooting through an analytic field, as seen in this rendering of the XZ plane.
Fluxon Modeling of Low-Beta Plasmas
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
Although our analysis uses the fixed step size in (5), we modified Shooting and Shotgun to use line searches as in CDN.
Parallel Coordinate Descent for L1-Regularized Loss Minimization
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