bad break


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bad break

[¦bad ′brāk]
(graphic arts)
In type composition, the setting of the first line of a page beginning with only a portion of a word or containing only a single word.
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Wolves promoter Chris Van Straaten said: "I had a telephone call from Sweden telling me the bad news and in Mikael's case it sounds like a bad break.
Haag's 69 in the final round included an incredibly bad break on the 11th hole, where his tee shot struck the stake marking 150 yards to the green and bounded to the right into the pond.
A crestfallen Owen McKenna yesterday reported that his star tracker had sustained a bad break.
Q: I broke my leg in an accident a couple of months ago, and have been off work ever since as it was a pretty bad break.
But after giving up a leadoff double to Josh Barfield in the sixth, Hendrickson got a bad break with Barfield on third, Mike Piazza at the plate and two outs.
Boro's senior physio Grant Dowie admits it is a bad break but is confident Christie will not face a complicated rehabilitation.
Patrick Stroudley, London Bad break with Binocular A real shame about Binocular.
He got a bad break on 17 with a lip-out but that is one heck of a round.
He battled his way back to the fringe, but then suffered his latest bad break.
It was a bad break, but the good news is that he's come through the operation and can start on the road to recovery," said trainer Andrew Bell of the threeyear-old son of Australian sire Whiskey Assassin yesterday.
Q: I broke my leg in an accident a couple of months ago and have been off work ever since as it was a pretty bad break.
PARTY Homecoming bash on Monday for Katie Taylor, right IT'S A BAD BREAK Kevin Knight may miss rest of season after op on jaw