from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. That part of a circular or oval race-course which is at the side opposite to the finish; the part opposite the home-stretch.


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  • Sensing that no other horses seized control of the race the other five horses dawdled along, seemingly trying to save something for a stretch run, the jockey boldly moved his hands in along the reins, and the horse responded with a spectacular back-stretch run.

    One Season

  • As the 2009 baseball season entered into its crucial back-stretch, so with it came another critical checkpoint.

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  • The back-stretch was the stretch, startin 'from the half.

    Blister Jones

  • Already lights were gleaming down the back-stretch, engines were puffing upward, bearing ties and rails and ballast and abuttment materials, on toward the expected, with men ready to repair the damage as soon as it was done.

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  • Murphy would pressure Leslie until taking top spot along the back-stretch of lap 16.

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  • a change, on the back-stretch, I take the wheel apart and distribute fork, backbone, and large wheel among the sowars.

    Around the World on a Bicycle - Volume II From Teheran To Yokohama


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