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across the line


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  • adv. Describing the action of a batsman in moving the bat in a direction lateral to that of the incoming ball


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  • Instead, there was a sense of frantic action from him as Rowan eased forward, cutting across the line of people heading for the escalators — businessmen, secretaries, flickers of almost-psions.


  • There was only one guy left upright, Steve Bradbury of Australia, who had been at least 30 meters behind the rest of the pack; while the rest of us were trying to pick ourselves up, he sailed through and across the line to win the gold medal.

    Zero Regrets

  • The furrow once opened, dig across the line of earth that comes next to it, taking moderate spadefuls, but going down as deep as you can; and turn each spadeful of earth quite upside down into the empty furrow.

    Gardening by Myself

  • I wanted, desperately needed for him to reach across the line that he had drawn, and so it was with dumb horror that I watched him retreat, his expression turning lawyerly even as I read the helplessness in his eyes.

    Dreaming in French

  • As the toiling specks of men grew nearer and larger, he estimated the range, judged the deflection of the wind that swept at right angles across the line of fire, and calculated the chances of overshooting marks that were so far below his level.

    Koolau the Leper

  • I did not know who it was, but when he lapped across the line and moaned and whimpered as he licked up my precious drops of dew, I struck out.


  • That's in Henry County, just across the line from North Carolina.

    Oral History Interview with Howard Kester, July 22, 1974. Interview B-0007-1. Southern Oral History Program Collection (#4007)

  • Only the shell-fire which suddenly struck Mendel, across the line of retreat, bothered him, but the voice of his 2IC, clear as a bell over the radio, gave reassurance that all would be well.

    First Clash

  • Jordyna increased the cadence of her dance, moving her game of seduction across the line to the pursuit of satisfaction.



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