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foul

1. Nautical (of the bottom of a vessel) covered with barnacles and other growth that slow forward motion
2. Sport
a. a violation of the rules
b. (as modifier): a foul shot
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``The red fire flashes through the thick smoke!'' he exclaimed; ``the demon marches against me under the banner of his own element Foul spirit, avoid!
As a matter of fact, the mob was playing in exceedingly foul fashion.
ONE game into the new season and tactical fouls is again a topic of discussion around City.
Town committed a relatively large number of fouls this season in 420 - the seventh highest of any team in the top flight.
'I don't know how June Mar plays the whole game and has zero fouls when it's clear he does foul.
We all know that fouls are used to break up play and to disrupt the rhythm of a team and you'd think the team with the arguably the most talented squad in the Premier League inManchester Citywould be fouled the most.
A borescope also reveals how much fouling results from various bullets, along with where a bore fouls. Many shooters assume that if the bore is copper-free at the muzzle, then it's not fouled anywhere.
Subs not used: Shearer, McMahon, Smith, Dickie, Garbutt BIG MATCH FACTS GOALS: SAFC: Wyke 53mins OUFC: Holmes 16mins SAFC: Maguire 12mins (foul), Cattermole 14mins (foul), Gooch 23mins (foul), Oviedo 48mins (foul), Love 75mins (foul) OUFC: Brannagan 26mins (foul), Ruffels 61mins (foul), Baptiste 71mins (foul) SENT OFF: SAFC: Power 19mins (serious foul play) REFEREE: Mark Heywood (West Yorkshire) ATTENDANCE: 32,193 MATCH STATSSA FC FC Shotson 16 Shots off 3 6 Corners 1 10 Fouls 20 16 Possession 48% 52%
Boston came back from 26 down to win, 99-98, as Houston's James Harden was called for two offensive fouls in the last 7.3 seconds.
An NBA "last two minutes" game report reviewing referee calls released Tuesday said officials missed two late Kevin Durant fouls and another by LeBron James in a controversial finish Monday.
"The panel's decision sends out the message that in future, similar fouls should not be punished with a straight red card.
LIVERPOOL have been awarded fewer fouls than almost any other club in the Premier League this season.