Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. An emergency field ration for U.S. armed forces in World War II, consisting of a single packaged meal.

Etymologies

After Ancel Benjamin Keys (1904-2004), American physiologist.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • And he called for a fake-punt pass that turned into a 56-yard touchdown.

    Virginia 48, Eastern Michigan 21: Three up, three down

  • That came moments after Stepfan Taylor broke loose on a 56-yard run on the first play after the Cardinal took the ball at their own 3-yard line.

    Stanford Blows Out Virginia Tech In Orange Bowl

  • Roethlisberger, who rested most of the second half, threw a 56-yard TD to Mike Wallace on his first pass as the Steelers (12-4) built a 31-3 halftime lead and rocked the Browns (5-11), who didn't put up much of a fight in their finale – and maybe Mangini's.

    Steelers Blow Out Browns To Win AFC North Title

  • QB, Justin Thorpe (Richmond, Va.) would lead the Dukes upon the 10-play, 56-yard expostulate which would finish with the 42-yard FG from Rs.,

    The CAA Today: Road Warriors

  • Janikowski kicked his team-record 56-yard field goal in the first quarter and added a 25-yarder and a 40-yarder.

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  • Flacco, outplaying Roethlisberger for much of the game, set up the score with completions of 13 yards to Mason and 25 to McClain, who was in the game because starter Willis McGahee hurt his chest earlier in the 56-yard drive.

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  • That was after he threw a 56-yard touchdown pass on New York's second series.

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  • Jerricho Cotchery caught the long pass at the 5 and scored to complete the 56-yard play.

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  • Hall threw a 56-yard pass to Michael Reed, then a 6-yard touchdown pass to Andrew George to put BYU up 17-0 with 5: 19 left in the half.

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  • He hit Brian Watters with a 56-yard scoring pass in the third quarter and then sealed the game with a 15-yard strike to Khymest Williams with 1: 34 left in the fourth.

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