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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of pinball.


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  • There were more hard fouls on this night and Paul got pinballed around again, but it didn't get out of hand.

    Billups leads Nuggets to 2-0 advantage over Hornets

  • Zherdev doubled the lead at 1: 08 when he took a pass in front and pinballed the puck off the skate of defenseman Ruslan Salei on the Rangers 'third shot.

  • Kendal, my Brazilian schoolmate, and I were supposed to be hitchhiking to Turkey, but a blizzard on the Austrian autobahn had intervened: the BMW that had given us a lift had pinballed off the guardrails on a slick, sweeping curve, and we had left the driver dumbstruck beside his crumpled vehicle and hitched a ride to the nearest village while the wet spring snows cloaked the valley.

    Christian Beckwith: Adventropy: Adventure Philanthropy at Work

  • Here's the funny thing about this month's lame-duck session of Congress, in which frantic lawmakers have pinballed from tax cuts to "don't ask, don't tell" to a nuclear weapons treaty:

    Lame-duck sessions supposed to be a thing of the past, historians say

  • For three months, all five leadership candidates have pinballed around Britain, sitting out more than 50 hustings meetings, doing their thing on no end of local radio stations, and pestering people for their votes.

    Labour leadership: The contenders

  • Franken pinballed from voter to voter, trying to make the sell.

    He’s Not Joking

  • Fully loaded and safety off, Pop pinballed out the door.

    Our Empire of Dirt (redux)

  • On the escaping planes that pinballed from airport to airport across the stormy skies, soldiers and civilians sat side by side and got to know each other over Ritz Chips, salted peanuts and Cokes as they together fought off fatigue.

    Mike Ragogna: I'll Be Home For Christmas: Flying With Our Troops Through The Pre-Winter Storms

  • The second hit pinballed from river to river before coming to rest by Preacher Wil on the hill just after the Millers had scored another run.

    Sluggers: Water, Water Everywhere

  • With the score tied at 3, Markus Naslund's centering pass pinballed off Morrison's skate and past goalie Marty Turco at 3: 04 of the final period.


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