hammer-thrower love

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  • He was just in the first flush of his prime, and, by rights, it was the hand of the hammer-thrower which should have gone down.

    Chapter XXII

  • No wonder the hammer-thrower had put his hand down.

    Chapter XXII

  • He and his party had registered at the Oberlin Hotel, and Daylight encountered the young hammer-thrower himself in the office.

    Chapter XXVI

  • When I hear the phrase “soaring vocals” especially in the context of American Idol, I mentally picture an Olympic hammer-thrower, swinging that thing around in a huge arc.

    Singing styles on Broadway: Too American Idol?

  • The performance has neither the soaring grace of pole-vaulting nor the slow rhythmic beauty of putting the stone: nor does it contain any movement as exciting as that final teetotum whirl, arms taut and kilt flying, of the hammer-thrower.

    Try Anything Twice

  • She was still bolt upright on the edge of her chair, gripping her umbrella like a hammer-thrower.

    My Man Jeeves

  • McKelvey had been the hero of the Class of ’96; not only football captain and hammer-thrower but debater, and passable in what the State University considered scholarship.

    Chapter 15

  • McKelvey had been the hero of the Class of '96; not only football captain and hammer-thrower but debater, and passable in what the State University considered scholarship.

    Babbitt

  • Gripping his enemy in his enormous hands, hard and knotted, and covered with a stiff fell of yellow hair -- the hands of the old-time car-boy -- he swung him wide, as a hammer-thrower swings his hammer.

    McTeague

  • McKelvey had been the hero of the Class of '96; not only football captain and hammer-thrower but debater, and passable in what the State

    Babbitt

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