from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A game, played in a swimming-tank, in which the contestants, in the water, toss a large rubber ball similar to a foot-ball. There are goals at either end against which the ball must be placed to score.


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  • Getty Images Maryland athletic director Kevin Anderson The Terrapins Consider Trims in Athletics Maryland is reportedly considering eliminating its men's and women's swimming teams and its water-polo team in a costcutting measure.

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  • "Water fitness classes, water-polo teams, and lap swimmers were definitely affected," says Julie Jones, the pool's manager.

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  • Whether John Madden and his colleagues will have to learn the positions on a water-polo team or will go to Fox (or even NBC, which will still carry the games from the other half of the league) remains to be seen.

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  • Another time, after a water-polo game, a student held him underwater so long that he almost drowned.

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  • Is the president of the United States supposed to travel to Beijing to attend the women's water-polo finals instead?

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  • It's like lacrosse (without sticks) or water-polo (without water).

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  • Tapping an athlete-to-athlete network built up more in the gym than at the picket line, Team Darfur was created by gold medal-winning speed skater Joey Cheek and water-polo player Brad Greiner, both Americans.


  • And in my inconsequential opinion, if he has quit sport to spend more time having poo-sex with a Brazilian water-polo player - as some have suggested - then good luck to him.

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  • You can't just erase that whole event, to lose it again to your smart, cute, water-polo playing boyfriend.

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  • Eye had come to the swimming pool to buy a drink, and there was some water-polo match being played between two schools.

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