three-quarter


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three-quarter

Rugby
a. any of the four players between the fullback and the halfbacks
b. this position
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Right wing three-quarter missing, indispensable to-morrow.
The escape was fixed to take place at seven o'clock; there was therefore three-quarters of an hour to wait.
He came back presently and said his principal was charmed with the idea of brickbats at three-quarters of a mile, but must decline on account of the danger to disinterested parties passing between them.
Instead of being permitted to concentrate his attention on his tragedy Nutty had to trudge three-quarters of a mile, conciliate a bull-terrier, and trudge back again carrying a heavy pail.
If my anticipations ended in misleading me, I had still three-quarters of an hour to spare before the month reached its end.
Last Friday at eight o'clock in the evening, Monsieur Fogg came home from his club, and three-quarters of an hour afterwards we were off."
At the end of three-quarters of a league, within fifty paces of Festubert, a larger bloodstain appeared; the ground was trampled by horses.
.signifying renewal as well as change for I have sworn before you and Almighty God the same solemn oath our forbears prescribed nearly a century and three-quarters ago.