nine iron

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n nine iron an iron with considerable loft
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Usage

In literature:

She had been wandering round and round for nine days, and she came at last to the iron case.
"The Yellow Fairy Book" by Various
One iron sponge-bucket with thirty-nine bullet holes shot through it!
"The Metropolis" by Upton Sinclair
An' the whole shootin'-match, at ten a throw, will tote up just about nine thousand six hundred an' twenty iron dollars.
"Smoke Bellew" by Jack London
Turning the snow over with his iron-tipped staff, the Doctor found that the colouring matter measured nine feet deep.
"The Field of Ice" by Jules Verne
Nine people in ten, I suppose, do not know the chemical difference between iron and steel.
"Captains of Industry" by James Parton
Near the bow rose the pilot-house, made of iron logs nine inches by twelve in thickness.
"History of the United States, Volume 4" by E. Benjamin Andrews
Later Sisera, who had nine hundred iron chariots, cruelly oppressed the Israelites for twenty years.
"The Children's Bible" by Henry A. Sherman
The conning-tower was built of solid iron blocks, nine inches thick.
"Famous Sea Fights" by John Richard Hale
The Park is surrounded by a handsome and lofty iron railing, and provided with nine carriage entrances.
"Shepp's Photographs of the World" by James W. Shepp
The pilot-house was made of nine-inch plates of forged iron, rose four feet above the deck, and would hold three men by crowding.
"The Greater Republic" by Charles Morris
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In poetry:

Lug you home over his fence, Tom Noddy,
Of thorn-sticks nine yards high,
With your bent knees strung round his old iron gun
And your head a dan-dangling by:
"Tit for Tat" by Walter de la Mare

In news:

When picturing a NASA scientist, one might place them floating amongst the stars, or collecting moon rocks and blasting them into space by way of a nine iron.
The Iron Tracks ) sets this pre-Holocaust novel in 1938 Czernowitz, Ukraine, where narrator Paul Rosenfeld, a nine-year-old Jewish boy, watches his family and community fall apart.
0An Iron Mountain woman was sentenced to serve nine months in jail and over a year of probation for home invasion .
Anna Elizabeth (Havelow) Irons died Sunday, Sept 16, nine days shy of her 93rd birthday.
Every single weekday , I have to drive nine miles from Norway to Iron Mountain, then drive back nine miles from Iron Mountain to Norway.
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