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


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  • "Excessive swinging of the elbows is something both committees felt strongly about penalizing differently," said former Charlotte coach Bobby Lutz, the men's committee chairman.

    NCAA recommends tougher restrictions on throwing elbows

  • * Chodin elbows the old woman Hazel next to him - winks, tugs on ear, winks again, forms hand into gun and points at Hazel*


  • I'm rubbin 'elbows hoping some authorship will rub off, Iliana!

    The Stars in Anaheim are Big and Bright!

  • "Will this do?" she said at last, lifting her head from her hands and her elbows from the grass; there were deep dents and lines on her elbows made by the grass-stalks she had leaned on so long.

    The House of Arden

  • In any case, there are plentiful instances of stray and unhyphenated bits and bobs throughout the second half of the nineteenth century, though very few before 1840 and as far as I can see none at all before 1813, when the phrase elbows its cheerful way into a letter addressed by a bucolic manservant to the Reverend Mr. William Mendall in The Miser Married: A Novel, by Catherine Hutton.

    Bits and Bobs

  • The skirts past the knees and sleeves past the elbows are the traditional interpretation of the modesty rule, but not the only one.

    Can you love God and feminism? - Feministing

  • A cream pair that come to the elbows might be the thing for an afternoon wedding.

    Fancy Dress

  • If she sits in a regular chair, her elbows are a bit low for tidy eating.

    Today I have mostly been...

  • Their elbows are a totally different color from the rest of their body.

    unclebob Diary Entry

  • For most children, the bar should be about hip height, so that the elbows are a little bent (the same height as the handles of crutches).

    Chapter 6


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