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  • n. Attributive form of knock about


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  • Such exchanges are not uncommon in The Big C, the new US comedy-drama in which a repressed teacher decides to view her inoperable cancer as a sort of Chessington World of Melanomas: madcap self-reinvention by the sea lion enclosure; knock-about biopsies behind the eastern-themed log flume.

    With The Big C, Nurse Jackie and Weeds, US TV has given us women who are more than just Mistresses

  • Both are clad decently, in knock-about business suits and starched collars, cuffs, etc.


  • I like a good, rugged knock-about, so I'm going to pick the ol. 30-30 Winchester.

    If You could have just one rifle...

  • In Atlanta, a bourbon-swilling thirty-five-year-old knock-about named William Joseph Simmons created the modern Ku Klux Klan just weeks after the lynching of Jewish factory manager Leo Frank, whose wife was the daughter of a former saloonkeeper and granddaughter of a liquor wholesaler.


  • Yes, AG is an attack blog, but its general political knock-about stuff, nowhere near the level of what the RedRag was going to be.

    Damian McBride and those emails - the full details revealed

  • It was a new, knock-about Dietrich as Frenchy the saloon singer, belting out her immortal "See What the Boys in the Back Room Will Have," and belting a rival around in an epic slugfest.

    The Death Of A Goddess

  • He is almost invulnerable in a Parliamentary knock-about.

    Prescott Comes out Fighting in Hague Duel

  • As for the negative comments about the Conservative response, my understanding was that the immediate response by the Leader of the Opposition was traditionally restricted to a bit of knock-about banter, because no-one least of all those in the Chamber had a proper chance to analyse the detail of the budget.

    If You Thought This Was a Tax Cutting Budget, Think Again

  • However, I have noted the claims on some other blogs about Liberal Democrat bar charts and other knock-about stuff regarding our literature.

    Plaid misleading voters

  • The book is full of knock-out and knock-about arguments.

    A Disservice To Atheism


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