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short-arm

adjective

pertaining to a blow from an arm partly recoiled or generating from the elbow

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  • I drew back my right for the short-arm jab that would do the business.

    The Human Drift Jack London
  • A salvo of short-arm jabs by 'Enery was answered by long-range sniping on the part of Elfred, no direct hits being recorded.

  • As the supper progressed, Laramie watched almost in awe the short-arm jabs she gave the meat on the broiler.

    Laramie Holds the Range

    Frank H. Spearman
  • The Bearcat came back with a volley of short-arm jabs, rocking the Kid's head.

    Good References E. J. Rath
  • As the two men followed he stooped, caught up one of the heavy bars, and thrust with a short-arm movement for Trefoyle's head.

    The Highgrader William MacLeod Raine
  • Aldous knew that it was Quade and not Culver Rann, and he struck out with all the force he could gather in a short-arm blow.

    The Hunted Woman James Oliver Curwood
  • He hammered home a short-arm jolt against the ear of the giant who was giving him the bear grip.

    The Yukon Trail

    William MacLeod Raine
  • As it was, the catcher snapped the ball down with a short-arm throw, and Blossom was caught by a foot.

    Frank Merriwell at Yale Burt L. Standish
  • He delivered a short-arm, right-hand blow that struck the native in the neck, felling him to the sidewalk.

  • Something you should keep, otherwise the man you show it to may hand it back to you with a short-arm jab.

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