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crooked arm

noun phrase

A left-handed pitcher; southpaw (1940s+ Baseball)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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  • The crooked arm of the rifleman was motionless, save as it just moved that deadly circle an inch this way, an inch back again.

    The Covered Wagon Emerson Hough
  • I turned round, and he was signalling to me with the whole of his crooked arm.

    Brownsmith's Boy George Manville Fenn
  • Now Carney could make out a pistol, a man's head, and a crooked arm projecting from beside a tree twenty yards along the trail.

    Bulldog Carney W. A. Fraser
  • The two sisters sat down on a crooked arm of the fallen tree.

    Prisoners Mary Cholmondeley
  • The crooked arm of the old oak tree points upwards to the moon.

  • Drew lay flat, his chin propped upon his crooked arm to look down the gradual incline of the pasture to the training paddock.

    Ride Proud, Rebel! Andre Alice Norton
  • A stove-pipe reached its crooked arm out of one window, and the broken panes of the other were stuffed with rags and paper.

    Summer Edith Wharton
  • Terry struggled to help her while Sim bravely tried to straighten out a crooked arm beneath the senseless form.

    The Orchard Secret Cleo Garis

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