Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In the British House of Commons, the act of the Speaker when he counts the number of members present, and, not finding forty, intimates that there is not a quorum. The sitting then stands adjourned.
“Unfortunately for Luger, he could not win the title on a count-out, meaning that, despite the loss, Yokozuna was still the champion.”
“He was not, however, awarded the WWE Championship because the title cannot change hands on a count-out.”
“With the champ on the outside, the referee counted to ten and awarded the match to Luger via count-out.”
“They saw the count-out victory as a major disappointment.”
“While studying the rules of the match, which included no disqualification and no count-out, the devious manager found a loophole.”
“But just when it looked like they were going to pick up the win via count-out, Elizabeth climbed to the ring apron and removed her skirt to reveal a very skimpy red undergarment.”
“Either to effect or to avoid a count-out is a job of work to his taste, and he loves to get the better of the”
“But to sink from that to private legislation about beer was to fall into a bathos which gentlemen could not endure; and so the House was emptied, and at about half-past seven there was a count-out.”
“Mr Bott had left the House with Mr Palliser; and Vavasor, after the count-out, was able to walk home by himself, and think of the position which he had achieved.”
“And at last he did learn the form of a "count-out.”
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