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.
"Once, twice, thrice, and away!" Up he went like a shuttlecock, but not quite up to the ceiling.
The Billickin gracefully withdrew with this parting speech, and from that time Rosa occupied the restless position of shuttlecock between these two battledores.
As to hurting anybody, Toby was not such an absolute Samson, but that he was much more likely to be hurt himself: and indeed, he had flown out into the road, like a shuttlecock. He had such an opinion of his own strength, however, that he was in real concern for the other party: and said again,
But shuttlecocks are small and dense and usually travel at high speed, and in close proximity to players.
Dubai: Dexter Modesto, a 37-year-old Filipino architect in Dubai, is perhaps one of those who have managed to stay ahead of their battles with depression in a truly unique way: he creates pieces of art out of discarded shuttlecocks.
Rackets and shuttlecocks are at the ready for a sporty day at the Dunblane Centre.
No clear method stood out, with anglers catching on damsels, hoppers, emergers, CDC shuttlecocks and small black drys.
In the latest expression of anti-Americanism, the Iranian government has issued a list of 227 American-made products that may not be imported into Iran--a list ranging from ice skates and chewing gum "without sugar" to file folders and badminton shuttlecocks.