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  • adjective Having a replacement crankshaft with a longer stroke than normal
  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of stroke.


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  • Billy Martin stroked a first inning RBI single and Brian

  • Eckstein stroked a run-scoring single with one out in the seventh of Fultz.

  • After Lee grounded out, Martin stroked an RBI double to right, increasing the Devil Rays 'advantage to 4-1.

  • When Charlotte got the ball in, Mashburn was fouled again, and again stroked both shots, putting the Hornets on top by five with 8.5 seconds to play.

    National Basketball Association - Jazz vs. Hornets

  • He asked himself over a glass of vodka whether Pokryshkin had handled-he didn't know the Western expression "stroked" - him enough to create a false impression.

    The Cardinal of the Kremlin

  • But his gentle delicate way, the soft touch with which he again stroked back her hair or took her hand, speaking kindness and sympathy, the loving pressure of his lips once or twice to her brow, the low tones in which he told her that she was making herself sick; that she must not do so; that she must let him take care of her, – were powerful to soothe or quiet a sensitive mind, and Fleda felt them.


  • Rogers says that when Marrow "stroked" some of the images, "I was sitting there in total disgust and yet I was stimulated."

    Sex In Sacramento

  • Although he wasn't part of the Davis campaign team he was a regular provider of information and was 'stroked' to make him feel part of it.

    The Strange Defection of Quentin Davies: Part 94

  • The memorable time when I had "stroked" Cambridge to victory was nothing to this.

    My Lady Caprice

  • Washington, Mar 12: Bob Geldof's daughter Peaches has revealed that she was "stroked" by pop star Michael Jackson when she was just eight years old. News Feed


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