The Mile High dinner series is just one of many events the cousins throw under their umbrella company, shuttlecock Inc.
Hear him thump on the leaves; and here comes the other, fluttering round and round like a shuttlecock.
Why they would toss you over their heads like a shuttlecock.
I am tired of going death-hunting, and not fool enough to play a game of shuttlecock with a lump of gold.
It is not possible to play, and see anything but the shuttlecock.
Cruel, he thought, that mere material circumstance should toss ones helpless mind like a shuttlecock from one fear to another.
The difference is that instead of racquet and ball, battledore and shuttlecock are used.
It is to be a shuttlecock between discontent and temptation.
Why then, twelvepenny weather; sirrahs, why don't you play at shuttlecock?
The 312 object of the answerer is of course to baffle, to excite curiosity; it is a mental battledore and shuttlecock.