In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- Putting is like tossing a ball underhand, I told her: As you get farther away, you increase your arm swing, using a short backswing and longer forward throw.
- All of a sudden, Dayne has become this slow, plodding running back who wasn't fast enough and couldn't catch a ball if you threw it underhand.
- The floating two-handed underhand lay-up: Can be used by a hard driving guard coming down the lane in front of a closely defended basket.
- He thrived with a peculiar underhand delivery, behind which there's another story, perhaps true.
- And despite underhand pitching, this isn't costume softball.
- So they had me play second base, where I could flip the ball underhand to first base.
- It finally ended with the guy throwing an underhand pass from behind the line of scrimmage, then falling on his back at the 13-yard line in exhaustion.
- While none of the Barry kids took to shooting free throws underhand, they resemble their father in other ways.
- Almost every player shot a two-handed underhand free throw that started from around the knees, or lower.
- Sometimes people think that because pitching underhand is such a natural movement, we don't need to rest and that's not true.
- Fortunately, she chose to serve underhand.
- ‘No Clymer, I want you to try serving underhand,’ Mrs. Toth said, sounding exasperated.
- For instance in softball the pitcher throws underhand.
- The pass would either be a backward flip as he veers to the side without turning to look at the trailer or a two-hand underhand pass after he pivots quickly and protectively back toward the middle.
- He shouted the score, and hit it underhand over the net.
- This pass is thrown off the dribble, as the ball comes up to the dribblers hand, in an underhand motion.
- One of her thoughts was, ‘on pitch shots, you should have the sensation that you are tossing the ball underhand to the pin.’
- ‘Go back to bed,’ a tired Serilda yelled as she lazily tossed a pillow underhand at Kaatje.
- He would bob his head, turn his back on the batter, look skyward or into the field boxes, then deliver the ball from a bewildering array of angles, overhand, sidearm or even underhand.
- He could hand off with the best of them and, on the rare occasion he was told to throw the ball, he did whatever it took - even tossing the ball underhand or leaving both feet to get more oomph on a throw.
- Despite some underhand tactics from her opponents, Erin emerged as victor and her smile filled the Guildhall.
- We don't do things underhand to score points on one another.
- The school cares and has anti-bullying policies, but bullying is often secretive and underhand.
- Surely it is the politicians that have brought politics into disrepute with their spin culture, deceit, half-truths and underhand dealings?
- Perhaps it shows just how low local politics has sunk, that everything that happens must be regarded as an underhand conspiracy!
- Few put the victory down to underhand influence however.
- It is just so disappointing to see him try and do it in this underhand way.
- It all seems very underhand, and we had no knowledge of it whatsoever when we applied for planning permission.
- In any event, the fuel levy is an underhand tax with a history of abuse in this country.
- Could it be some kind of underhand marketing strategy, designed to get us to max out our credit cards?
- In the end, it was all right, I was cleared of any underhand dealings.
- Meanwhile two books are coming out soon about the sport's language, amid claims of some underhand play.
- If he tries anything underhand, he'll be struck off.
- I feel it's very unfair and underhand - they don't give you the chance to put it right.
- I feel the whole practice of gazumping completely unfair and underhand.
- You, of all people, should know the nature of my character - I have no qualms over using the most destructive, underhand methods to get what I want.
- This would apparently allow players to know their market worth and to find the best deal for them, without the need for underhand wheeling and dealing.
- There is nothing covert or underhand about what has been going on here.
- People who, up to this point, had let things roll by, were suddenly up in arms, venting their spleen, crying blue murder, suggesting some kind of unfair and underhand arrangement had been reached.
- I believe the Council has acted in a sneaky and underhand manner and this is proof we have them worried.
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