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  • noun Plural form of fist.
  • verb Third-person singular simple present indicative form of fist.


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  • In my essay on the Fantes, I use the term fists of indifference to describe the obstacles the two writers faced in their careers.

    Nick Mamatas' Journal nihilistic_kid 2009

  • A man that big with that description would need to be at least 60 around the chest and his arms would have at least 22 or 23 inch biceps ... forget about the legs his hands when clenched in fists are the size of honey dew melons.

    We Have a New Conan! Reis O'Brien 2010

  • Coming August, 2010: Max Repps, a street-smart kid with a quick temper and even quicker fists is driving his girlfriend in his Toyota Supra to her dance competition when an MMA fight breaks out.


  • Elbows and fists from the Edmonton Oilers got them going even more. 2008

  • They both sit with their arms folded and hands balled up in fists to resist touching each other.

    Twilight Lexicon » Chapter Eleven – Complications 2006

  • Unless you call fists of fury weapons of mass destruction.

    badbadzoot Diary Entry badbadzoot 2005

  • Frank Mir with the lunchboxes he calls fists, well, it's almost enough to make you frightened of what will happen if he learns a little kickboxing. 2010

  • What does a 100-foot wall of sand, with a face and fists, that is set on destruction in Spider Man 3, really do for anyone?

    Jack Donaldson: Comic-book Movies Have Ruined Special Effects 2008

  • His quickness with his fists was a means to an end, not the end.

    Darryle Pollack: American Gladiators 2008

  • TOOBIN: And that's how the gradations of assault work, based on, you know, throwing fists, which is essentially a bar fight and which is more or less what went on, that we all saw, which is fists and throwing drinks, that's a lesser kind of assault than throwing a chair.

    CNN Transcript Nov 23, 2004 2004


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