from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. See hit.


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  • Tame shots and easy saves were the routine for most of the remainder of the first period – Friedel from Young, De Gea first from a rare right-footed effort from Gareth Bale and then from Van der Vaart's half-hit drive from distance.

    Tottenham's Brad Friedel is left naked but outshines David de Gea | Richard Williams

  • The reader must carefully and reverently distinguish these comprehensive words, which gather two or more perfectly understood meanings into one _chord_ of meaning, and are harmonies more than words, from the above-noted blunders between two half-hit meanings, struck as a bad piano-player strikes the edge of another note.

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  • For Barton, the hatred expressed towards him is a "pantomime" he thrives on and it worked in his favour from the moment his half-hit shot from close range went in, signalling his first goal for his new club. - Telegraph online, Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph

  • Chelsea were inches away from a second goal shortly after the interval when Cole's perfectly weighted pass played in Paulo Ferreira, but the defender was indecisive in an attacking position and his half-hit effort rolled inches wide.

    BBC - Ouch

  • The Gunners needed to make an early impact after the break, but it was Chelsea who almost extended their lead when Drogba's cross found Malouda, whose half-hit shot was turned towards goal by Lampard, but Almunia was alive to the danger.

    BBC News | News Front Page | World Edition

  • Elano took the ball off Davies and slipped a pass through but Ireland's half-hit shot was cleared.

    Daily Express News Feeds

  • Here's what Jones wrote about the 15th: "The risk of half-hit effort fetching up in the pond will keep any competitor on edge."


  • Chris Gayle, who delayed his arrival in England for the West Indies tour to play in the match, fared slightly better with a fluent run-a-ball 17 but he will be disappointed with the half-hit drive which accounted for him.


  • Delap's throw then picked out Fuller at the far post but his half-hit six-yardshot was collected by Ashdown. news feed

  • Delap's throw then picked out Fuller at the far post but his half-hit six-yard shot was collected by Ashdown.



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