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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(66) As we have seen already, the battledore submitted as a token with a male child on 24 August 1756 is still attached to its billet.
He would be seen "circumgyrating" - fast walking - around London parks, and playing "battledore" - a game of keepyuppy using a badminton shuttlecock.
In Battledore placenta, the umbilical cord is attached to the placental margin (1) also known as marginal insertion of umbilical cord.
Umbilical cord entry abnormity (UCEA) includes marginal umbilical cord entry abnormity (MUCEA) and velamentous umbilical cord entry abnormity (VUCEA).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.
33 Which sport was originally known as 'battledore'?
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).
DEC 17-19 Japan Hagoita-Ichi, Tokyo Be a part of the unique Hagoita-Ichi (Battledore Fair) and very popular annual fair, held in the its precincts of the Senso-ji Temple in Asakusa.
Bay Gardene 29.58167[degrees] N, 89.62195[degrees] W CSA2 Bay Gardene 29.58272[degrees] N, 89.64577[degrees] W CSA2 Battledore Reef 29.46412[degrees] N, 89.42875[degrees] W CSA2 Horseshoe Reef 29.60261[degrees] N, 89.49386[degrees] W CSA2 S.
Of which sport was the game battledore a forerunner?
His position in El amor approximates that of Soren Kierkegaard who calls for a self-perfecting in the twin arts of remembering and forgetting in order to play at "battledore and shuttlecock with the whole of existence" (Either/Or 1: 234).