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  • n. Plural form of backstroke.
  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of backstroke.


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  • As a youngster growing up a small Mississippi town, Bob Dudley was a swimming prodigy with one of the speediest backstrokes in the state.

    New BP boss Bob Dudley 'doesn't need to fake his empathy for the Gulf coast'

  • Splash up and down in it - do backstrokes, hand-stands and float real nice in it.

    Charles D. Ellison: Getting on the Bus

  • South Africa's Ryk Neethling, who competed collegiately at Arizona, won five events, while Australia's Matt Welsh won the two backstrokes not won by Peirsol. - Miller nets honor with burst of speed

  • My stomach has broken free and is doing backstrokes in my gut.


  • But in spite of this, Don Quixote did not leave off discharging a continuous rain of cuts, slashes, downstrokes, and backstrokes, and at length, in less than the space of two credos, he brought the whole show to the ground, with all its fittings and figures shivered and knocked to pieces, King

    Don Quixote

  • He backstrokes away and then cautiously around the counter, lettered in black: ANUBIS Swinoujscie, trying to keep away from those screws.

    Gravity's Rainbow

  • The darkness streaked the ugly swell of racing water, which carried him half a mile downstream before his backstrokes finally brought him to the shelter of the shallows.


  • Kate Fesenko is defending champ in the 100 - and 200-yard backstrokes. Top Stories

  • Stanford's Eugene Godsoe, who won both backstrokes and was second in the 100 butterfly, was named Swimmer of the Meet.

    SFGate: Top News Stories

  • Last fall, Ambaye enrolled in BMCC and joined the men's swim team, where he has been a mainstay in the 200 - and 100 - meter backstrokes and the 400-meter individual medley.

    PRWeb - Daily News Feed


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