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  • adj. Alternative spelling for off-the-wall.


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  • At about 6,500 rpms, I was too far off the wall going into a turn.


  • She curled her forelimb around the tridents in the coral, and as the huge creature heaved its head back Llawan and her weapons were dragged off the wall and into the center of the corridor.

    Chainer's Torment

  • Waving a menacing bat, “Big Papi” drilled a drive off the wall in left-center.

    One Season

  • He grinned toothily, and then shoved himself off the wall and came toward where she and Martha were talking.

    The Chisholms

  • Reacher got up off the wall when she was ten feet away and said, “Milena?”

    Bad Luck and Trouble

  • Weakened by relief, I shifted off the wall and went on again, with knees that were suddenly trembling, and a head that was back to aching like a hang-over.


  • He saw many of the great Titians for the first time, and so admired his Jupiter and Antiope that the Spanish king promptly had it taken off the wall and presented to him.

    The Dragon’s Trail

  • Mikey sent the nut in, smashing Dead Man's nose and clattering his head off the wall behind.

    It's October, 1956.

  • Following his lead, Johnny Damon—more on his night later—smoked a one-hop shot off the wall in right for a double.

    One Season

  • He handed the flask back to the bow-legged man, then peeled himself off the wall of the truck, wrenching open its cargo door to drop onto the floor where he sat, head bowed and feet resting on the ground, clearly gathering his energies.

    Locked Rooms


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