shuttlecock


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shuttlecock

a light cone consisting of a cork stub with feathered flights, struck to and fro in badminton and battledore
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Adele here ran before him with her shuttlecock. "Away!" he cried harshly; "keep at a distance, child; or go in to Sophie!" Continuing then to pursue his walk in silence, I ventured to recall him to the point whence he had abruptly diverged -
But I stayed out a few minutes longer with Adele and Pilot--ran a race with her, and played a game of battledore and shuttlecock. When we went in, and I had removed her bonnet and coat, I took her on my knee; kept her there an hour, allowing her to prattle as she liked: not rebuking even some little freedoms and trivialities into which she was apt to stray when much noticed, and which betrayed in her a superficiality of character, inherited probably from her mother, hardly congenial to an English mind.
The window being accessible from the footway, he looked in over the blind, returned the shuttlecock, and put his question.
The jugglers tossed them in the air, threw them like shuttlecocks with wooden battledores, and yet they kept on spinning; they put them into their pockets, and took them out still whirling as before.
Doors opened, and people came and went, in the houses on either side; children by the dozen poured out on the pavement to play, and invaded the little strips of garden-ground to recover lost balls and shuttlecocks; streams of people passed backward and forward perpetually; heavy wagons piled high with goods lumbered along the road on their way to, or their way from, the railway station near; all the daily life of the district stirred with its ceaseless activity in every direction but one.
We found two in a cupboard, among a heap of old toys, tops, and hoops, and battledores and shuttlecocks. One was marked C., and the other H.; I wished to have the C., because that stood for Catherine, and the H.
Black Hopper's and Black Shuttlecock's were Mr Grand's secret as the fish were high in the water and feeding from the surface providing some excellent sport.
In 60 of the cases, the player had been hit by a shuttlecock; a racquet had caused the injury in the other 25.
Racquets with gaping holes, broken handles and even using pieces of cardboard to hit the shuttlecock. We re-lived those memories.
Matteuccia struthiopteris Shuttlecock fern Emerging bright green spring fronds are a delight to behold.
Matteuccia (Shuttlecock Outside the traditional shady or woodland garden, ferns are perfect to mix in a small border and bring drama to a courtyard.
PESHAWAR -- The Burqa (veil) has grown in country's fashion industry with certain region-specific modifications of colour and style but peculiar shuttlecock, despite rapid social transitions, still keeps its existence alive in the traditional Pashtun, and Saraiki communities.