- v. present participle of carom.
“This is a modified billiards table, covered with green baize, as is normal, but oval rather than rectangular and without pockets — a feature of carambola, where players score points by "caroming" their cue ball off the opponent's cue and object balls on a single shot.”
“Because it's almost as wide as the Taconic State Parkway, I thought I ran an even greater risk than usual of caroming off the roadway's guardrails and rock faces and spending the rest of my life in hock as I tried to repay Range Rover for the repairs.”
“Though vaguely conscious, he lay without movement while the ice tore by, great cakes of it caroming against the bank, uprooting trees, and gouging out earth by hundreds of tons.”
“Franzen originally was credited with four goals in a span of 5: 36 in the first period, but in the first intermission Bertuzzi was awarded the first goal because Franzen's shot hit his thigh before caroming into the net.”
“Starring screenwriter Diani as Richard Scarry, the nicest real estate agent to never sell a house, the film finds it's own quirky rhythm even as it's caroming wildly through a chain of sensibilities that run the gamut from The Ghost And Mr. Chicken and Abbott & Costello Meet Frankenstein to Scary Movie and Shaun Of The Dead.”
“I don't know how Nielsen even manages to measure late-night audiences if they're anything like me, caroming back and forth between Conan O'Brien, Mr. Letterman and Stephen Colbert at every commercial break.”
“They ran as fast as they could, caroming painfully against the walls, but the pursuing footsteps only grew louder.”
“The object of this miniaturized billiards was to get those wooden rings into the side pockets by caroming them off other rings or off the side rails.”
“There have been drifts from east to west and west to east, from north to south and back again, drifts that have criss-crossed one another, and drifts colliding and recoiling and caroming off in new directions.”
“She glanced at Bert, dancing "tough" with Mary, caroming down the long floor with more than one collision with the increasing couples.”
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