battledore


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battledore

1. an ancient racket game
2. a light racket, smaller than a tennis racket, used for striking the shuttlecock in this game
3. (formerly) a wooden utensil used for beating clothes, in baking, etc.
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Examination of the placenta revealed a circumvallate placenta with Battledore insertion of the cord (Figure 1).
1 It is known that marginal umbilical cord entry, namely battledore placenta, accounting for 7% of all is commonly seen.
When it is not fighting jihadists in the continent s hotspots, it is playing the game of battledore and shuttlecock with the Chinese and the Indians in Africa's resource-rich countries.
Battledore placentae were associated with the anomalies of placenta as well as related to abnormal conditions of the mother and foetus.
Une autre version existe chez les Anglais faisant etat de la pratique, des le Moyen [euro]oge, du battledore (raquette) and shuttlecock (volant).
Of which sport was the game battledore a forerunner?
On balance, Kierkegaard's notion that "[o]ne who has perfected himself in the twin arts of remembering and forgetting is in a position to play at battledore and shuttlecock with the whole of existence" seems to capture Garcia Marquez's effort to reevaluate the importance of memory in late modernity (1: 234).
No games were to be allowed other than cricket, rounders, trapball, battledore, quoits, gymnastics, and archery - whilst bathing was explicitly prohibited.
6) She did apparently have good hand-eye coordination, based on her feats at "bilbocatch," (7) and she enjoyed taking part in games with her nephews and nieces, including battledore and shuttlecock, reporting in a letter of 1805 that she had been practicing with six-year-old nephew William and they had "frequently kept it up three times, & once or twice six" (109).
Badminton was first played by British military officers in the Indian town of Poona in the 19th Century when they added a net to the ancient game of battledore (bat) and shuttlecock.
He bought a battledore and shuttlecock set--a variant of badminton--and played a vigorous game with Major Lowell and ambulance drivers (Letter to Edward Bates, 28 April 1918).
The game of battledore was the forerunner of which modern sport?