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  • You know, the foot-ball players have to train before the big game.

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  • Dubt many of us gona shot that far or further. 4 foot-ball fields a long distance.

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  • All these places lay within an area not much bigger than a foot-ball field, perhaps eighty yards by a hundred, and from the upper floor of the Wager House you could see pretty well all of it, unless there happened to be a tree or a freight car in the way.

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  • "Here it's 'American foot-ball'" - a phrase that has come to connote a certain high-tech glamour.

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  • He loved the rough exercises of wrestling, boxing, leaping, and quarterstaff, and frequented, when he could obtain leisure, the bull-baitings and foot-ball matches, by which the burgh was sometimes enlivened.

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  • Three-sport standout, where he lettered three times in basketball and track, and twice in foot-ball ...

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  • Father, Glenn, played foot-ball at Indiana State ...

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  • Hey, im Annette, and i was wondering if this all meant that you coach girls foot-ball.

    Brown v Under 10 girls football

  • Here is a book as full of treason as an egg is full of meat, and every lordship and worship and high form and ceremony of English conservatism tossed like a foot-ball into the air, and kept in the air with merciless kicks and rebounds, and yet not a word is punishable by statute.

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  • And there it is, at the top of pate 447: "...the exterior of the meeting-house was protected by a by-law forbidding 'any game of wicket, cricket, base-ball, bat-ball, foot-ball, cats, fives, or any other game played with ball,' within eighty yards of the precious structure."

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