Loosener


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Loos´en`er


n.1.One who, or that which, loosens.
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Sancho kept spitting from time to time, and his spittle seemed somewhat ropy and dry, observing which the compassionate squire of the Grove said, "It seems to me that with all this talk of ours our tongues are sticking to the roofs of our mouths; but I have a pretty good loosener hanging from the saddle-bow of my horse," and getting up he came back the next minute with a large bota of wine and a pasty half a yard across; and this is no exaggeration, for it was made of a house rabbit so big that Sancho, as he handled it, took it to be made of a goat, not to say a kid, and looking at it he said, "And do you carry this with you, senor?
When Jordan rested it took only one gentle loosener for Robinson to complete a five-wicket haul.
Kemar Roach, easily the pick of a feeble bunch, sent the second delivery of the match veering to second slip - shades of Steve Harmison's loosener in Brisbane 11 years ago - and too much of what followed was wayward or innocuous.
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Jack Leaning soon followed without scoring when he went back to cut Stuart Meaker's first-ball loosener, only to chop a short delivery onto the base of his off stump.
Wales also have the added advantage of a gentle loosener with Uruguay while England and Australia open their World Cup campaigns against the bone-jarring tackling of a Fiji team on the up and celebrating being crowned Pacific Nations Cup kings with a victory over a Samoa side that came close to toppling the All Blacks last month.
64-6 - The first ball after tea brings yet another wicket, Jos Buttler's poor Ashes series continuing as he needlessly feathers a loosener from Johnson through to Nevill for his fourth catch behind the stumps.
Murray dropped a service game in both sets of his Queen's Club loosener, but still found enough poise to prevail 6-4 7-5 in 79 minutes.
Watson started as he meant to go on, hitting the first of 14 fours from the first ball of the day - an inviting loosener from Chris Russell.
The son of Exceed And Excel looked in top order in a loosener on the summer gallop and is set to mix it with the sprinters for the first time at Ascot tomorrow in the PwC Handicap.
The first ball of the innings was a leg stump loosener from Lance Ashworth QC that in-form Simon Barker tickled into the wicketkeeper's gloves - with the innings never recovering against some tight bowling.
Windies may be seen as a mere loosener for England ahead of their 'real' test against South Africa, but coach Ottis Gibson is adamant his side is just one win away from reversing their luck for good.