point-blank range


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point-blank range

[′pȯint¦blaŋk ′rānj]
(mechanics)
Distance to a target that is so short that the trajectory of a bullet or projectile is practically a straight, rather than a curved, line.
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Blackstock stabbed over from point-blank range and then had a header cleared off the line.
However, Gareth McAuley restored the visitors' lead right on half-time, netting from point-blank range.
But with eight minutes left Parkin nodded home Ross Wallace's angled cross from point-blank range.
THIS was the moment that a popular Birmingham shopkeeper was executed at point-blank range.
Wright's running skills and accurate passing led to more success as he plunged in from point-blank range before wide-receiver Jeremy Simms made it 41-0 with the sixth TD of the afternoon.
Cambridge striker Fola Onibu-je was then brilliantly denied at point-blank range by Jalal.
He, in turn, tipped it to the unmarked Dorman, who scored past Galaxy goalkeeper Kevin Hartman from almost point-blank range.
The boy of 16 - who has not yet been named - was blasted at point-blank range with either a shotgun or a high-powered handgun in the Dingle area of Liverpool.
But his effort from point-blank range was brilliantly stopped by David Mitchell.
Sub Thompson, the Scot who moved to Turf Moor in September, pounced in the 76th minute, stabbing in from point-blank range after Robbie Blake's shot was pushed against the post by keeper Peter Enckelman.
Sodje went close to opening the scoring early on, but his shot from Drury's cross was blocked at point-blank range by Harriers keeper John Danby.
Town deserved their first-half lead, with Booth twice coming close with headers from point-blank range, and Efe Sodje also sent a header just wide of the mark.