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short-arm

adjective

pertaining to a blow from an arm partly recoiled or generating from the elbow

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  • As it was, the catcher snapped the ball down with a short-arm throw, and Blossom was caught by a foot.

    Frank Merriwell at Yale Burt L. Standish
  • A salvo of short-arm jabs by 'Enery was answered by long-range sniping on the part of Elfred, no direct hits being recorded.

  • He punctuated his points with short-arm jolts that Bucky laughingly parried.

    Bucky O'Connor William MacLeod Raine
  • As the supper progressed, Laramie watched almost in awe the short-arm jabs she gave the meat on the broiler.

    Laramie Holds the Range Frank H. Spearman
  • Curly, now thoroughly angry, sent a short-arm jolt to the mouth.

    Crooked Trails and Straight William MacLeod Raine
  • As the two men followed he stooped, caught up one of the heavy bars, and thrust with a short-arm movement for Trefoyle's head.

    The Highgrader William MacLeod Raine
  • Steve's right arm was jerked loose, and like a flash the Iron Boy delivered two short-arm jolts on the side of his opponent's jaw.

  • Aldous knew that it was Quade and not Culver Rann, and he struck out with all the force he could gather in a short-arm blow.

    The Hunted Woman James Oliver Curwood
  • I drew back my right for the short-arm jab that would do the business.

    The Human Drift Jack London
  • Something you should keep, otherwise the man you show it to may hand it back to you with a short-arm jab.

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