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

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Examples

  • (November 30, 2006 1: 30: 00 PM CST) i always want just a bit more from the screening facility at facets, but as usual the actual films keep my feet on the floor. i couldn't help but laugh as baby chicks shuttlecocked through the machinery. it's both a sad and awe-inspiring machine state we have created.

    Our Daily Bread

  • β€œYes, if the phrase is to be shuttlecocked between us!”

    The Virginians

  • In the last Kaiser maneuvers over half a million men were concentrated and massed; in fact, shuttlecocked from one end of the Empire to the other without a hitch.

    The Secrets of the German War Office

  • He puts words of wisdom in the mouth of a fool, and foolish phrases in the mouth of the wise, and shuttlecocked integrity in the loom of imagination.

    Shakspere, Personal Recollections

  • Very well, then, nothing of my private impressions should drop from my lips here, to be quoted and misquoted and battledored and shuttlecocked, until it reached the boy himself (as it would inevitably) in fantastic disarrangement.

    Lady Baltimore

  • It takes two to do more things than make a bargain, and to battledore love without having it shuttlecocked back isn't much fun.

    Kitty Canary

  • So it paints the wretchedness of anxiety as ever shuttlecocked about between hopes and fears, sometimes up on the crest of a vain dream of good, sometimes down in the trough of an imaginary evil.

    Expositions of Holy Scripture St. Luke

  • And so our lives are shuttlecocked between uniform sameness which may become mechanical monotony, and agitation by change which may make us lose our hold of fixed principles and calm faith, unless we recognise that the continuance and the change are alike the will of the guiding God, whose will is signified by the stationary or moving pillar.

    Expositions of Holy Scripture

  • "Yes, if the phrase is to be shuttlecocked between us!"

    The Virginians

  • I am now sorry I came hither, lest by change of place a letter may have shuttlecocked about, and not have known where to find me; and yet I left orders with Kirgate to send it after me, if one came to Strawberry on Saturday.

    The Letters of Horace Walpole, Earl of Orford β€” Volume 4

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