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(in cricket) a bowled ball that is outside the batsman's reach and scores a run for the batting side
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Worn and exhausted, he leaned upon his rifle and shook his gaunt hand fiercely at the silent widespread city beneath him.
We left her standing upon the thin peninsula of firm, peaty soil which tapered out into the widespread bog.
Probably never in the history of the game has there been such persistent and widespread mortality among the more distant relatives of office-boys and junior clerks.
Now that the terrible din of the guns had ceased a hush seemed to reign over the town, broken only by the rustle of footsteps, the moaning, the distant cries, and the crackle of fires which seemed widespread everywhere.
Yet they had still the human gift of speech, and would take council among themselves in their brushwood hovels, glaring with bleared eyes and pointing with thin fingers at the great widespread chateaux which ate like a cancer into the life of the country-side.
He is more inclined to believe that the expulsion of the foe from England was synchronous with widespread victories by the allies upon the continent, and that the people of England merely emigrated from their ruined cities and their devastated, blood-drenched fields to the mainland, in the hope of finding, in the domain of the conquered enemy, cities and farms which would replace those they had lost.
Allocaturs, filing of bills in Chancery, decrees of sale, are legal chain-shot or bomb-shells that can never hit a solitary mark, but must fall with widespread shattering.
His reputation was widespread and he was always invited to set the couples dancing at weddings and other festivals.
The general blurring and shifting of Fraunhofer's lines of the spectrum point, in my opinion, to a widespread cosmic change of a subtle and singular character.
Widespread rains are expected in Rawalpindi, Gujranwala, Lahore, Sargodha, Faisalabad, Sahiwal and DG Khan divisions, while at scattered places in Bahawalpur and Multan divisions, the Met office said.
A Low-Pressure Area in India's Rajasthan will cause widespread rains and windstorms in Sindh and parts of Balochistan, Met Office said in a weather advisory.
According to weather advisory by the department, widespread rains/thunderstorm are expected in Rawalpindi, Sargodha, Gujranwala, Lahore, Faisalabad, Hazara, Malakand, Peshawar, Mardan Divisions, Islamabad and Kashmir during the next four days.