Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In experimental physiology, the passage of a constant current through a nerve, while the latter is connected with a galvanometer, by means of two electrodes placed either both along the course of the nerve, or one along its course and the other at its transverse section.
- adj. alternative spelling of leadoff.
“The 24-year-old Stewart, making just his eighth career start, took a perfect game into the eighth inning, where Twins third baseman Danny Valencia hit a lead-off double to ruin the streak of perfection.”
“It wound up being the lead-off to the show's strongest season to date.”
“WASHINGTON — New Hampshire's largest newspaper on Sunday endorsed former House Speaker Newt Gingrich in the 2012 GOP presidential race, signaling that rival Mitt Romney isn't the universal favorite and potentially resetting the contest before the state's lead-off primary Jan. 10.”
“According to AP, "A Romney victory would make him the first Republican to sweep the first two contests in a competitive race since Iowa gained the lead-off spot in presidential campaigns in 1976.”
“Old Volcanoes, the excellent lead-off single from his debut album as Warm Brains, is made from some recognisable constituent parts – a tale of doomed love, distorted guitars – but there's a power to the composition and production, which is a million miles from the shambling indie archetype.”
“I always though Carnivale made for a great lead-off piece for something like the Geek Love adaptation (which I hope finally gets out of production hell, otherwise I'm going to have to start directing so I can make it). grantdonovan”
“Today in Sports: After Red Sox pitcher Babe Ruth got ejected for arguing a lead-off walk and punching the umpire, reliever Ernie Shore came in and pitched a "perfect game" against Washington.”
“The festival's lead-off film is typically a major premiere.”
“The Rangers 'line-up also features lead-off man Elvis Andrus, veteran slugger Vladimir Guerrero and long-time team star Michael Young.”
“I'm done with hopin' that we can work it out," she sings on "A Little Bit Stronger," a pensive study in resiliency and the record's lead-off single.”
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