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


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  • I recall caroms as a delightfully clattery sort of a game.

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  • The 72-minute work, which caused a viral sensation when a brief excerpt circulated online earlier this year, follows the adventures of a rebel ballet dancer Anne Marsen as she caroms her way across the city over the course of a day, from Red Hook to Yankee Stadium.

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  • But for all her ingenuity, she's like a cue ball smashed into a rack, setting off a complex, unpredictable series of rolls and caroms.

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  • Given that just a few centuries ago a letter carried from New York to Philadelphia might take two to three weeks to make the 100-mile journey, it's almost difficult to fathom the speed at which news and information caroms around the World Wide Web these days.

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  • "I have a good phone manner," noted the restorer, whose personality caroms between wry and parched.

    Picassos in Reverse

  • Because nobody sees the game as a goalie does: as a low, flat, horizontal puzzle of bodies and blind spots and caroms and bounces that is constantly being assembled and disassembled on his left, his right, behind him, his left again, in front of him, beneath him, down low, up high.

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  • New York coach Tom Renney admitted he also wasn't aware of the shootout rule that allows a goal to stand if it hits a post and caroms in off the goalie.

  • Alex Rodriguez hits one to right-center in Yankee Stadium and it caroms off the cement steps behind the home run fence and bounds back onto the field.

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  • Indians score winning run when ball caroms off seagull.

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  • Placekickers also try to hit the 15-foot-high crossbar on kickoffs, trying to create a crazy carom that their teammates can recover for great field position — or a touchdown; once the ball caroms off the net, it's live.

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