Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A stroke having or giving a side direction, as one made with a pen upon paper, with a skate upon ice, with a bat in striking a ball to one side, or the like.
- n. A stroke given from or upon the side of the object struck.
“He rose almost instantly to the surface, and with a long, swift side-stroke followed after the motor craft, which was now gaining speed.”
“The flowing tide" fails him, but side-stroke and breast-stroke”
“With a swift, sweeping side-stroke he reached Hibbert's side, just as he was sinking for the last time.”
“Then turning from left to right, he employed the side-stroke.”
“It was, of course, Weston, who supposed himself far enough from camp not to be troubled by spectators, swimming with a powerful side-stroke upstream.”
“Then I whirled both hands above my head, leaped out from the quartz shelf, and felt the chilly flood part before me until, instead of dull green transparency, there was daylight about me again, and my left hand swept forward through the air with the side-stroke which in younger days I had taken much pains to cultivate.”
“The Collector, having swum out more than half a mile, turned and sped back, using a sharp side-stroke now with a curving arm that cleft the ridges like the fin of a fish.”
“Dick Rendal covered the distance between them with a superlatively fine side-stroke, once or twice singing out to him to hold on, and keep a good heart.”
“Kindly lead me into the water once again and I'll practice that side-stroke which you say is so easy. ”
“For the rapier, be it understood, is designed to thrust and not to cut, so that no man wielding it ever thinks of guarding a side-stroke.”
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