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long hop

(cricket) a short-pitched ball, which can easily be hit
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  • The long hop, if straight, should be played very carefully, and with an upright bat.

  • Peter cut a long hop short right in the middle, to sit up with shining eyes.

  • But there's no rule that says you mayn't hit a long hop with a crooked bat.

    The Lonely Unicorn Alec Waugh
  • O degenerate son of a noble sire, dost thou dare at such a moment as this to attack thine enemy with a—long hop?

    The Hill Horace Annesley Vachell
  • And, sure enough, a long hop came to the off, curling inwards after it pitched.

    The Hill Horace Annesley Vachell
  • Mag let him come near to her, and then gave a long hop, standing still till he was only at arm's length from her.

    The Fairchild Family Mary Martha Sherwood

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