body English


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body English

n.
1. Bodily movement in a usually unconscious attempt to influence the trajectory of a moving object, such as a ball.
2. Body language.

bod′y Eng`lish



n.
a twisting of the body by a player as if to help a ball hit, thrown, etc., to travel in the desired direction.
[1905–10]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.body English - a motion of the body by a player as if to make an object already propelled go in the desired direction
movement, motility, motion, move - a change of position that does not entail a change of location; "the reflex motion of his eyebrows revealed his surprise"; "movement is a sign of life"; "an impatient move of his hand"; "gastrointestinal motility"
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Young dogs get body English too--I lean, wag the arm, even step the way I want them to go.
She may not be able to articulate herself in that international language but her carnal body English says it all.
Features of the property include an 11-story Casino Tower with 640 guest rooms, 17-story Paradise Tower with 490 rooms and suites and the all-suite HRH Tower with 359 suites, eight spa villas and seven penthouse suites; 72,000 square feet of casino space featuring Peacock High-Limit gaming and Asian gaming amenities; 80,000 square feet of flexible meeting and convention space; more than $4 million in rare music memorabilia; Body English Nightclub; Reliquary Water Sanctuary, Spa & Salon; 4.
So that year, as Deputy Prime Minister, I launched a competition with the regeneration body English Partnerships, challenging the building industry to cut construction costs in half by delivering a home for just PS60,000.
The trade body English Wine Producers said it did not expect such a bountiful harvest this year because many vineyards are reporting smaller berries.
Adrian Barlow of industry body English Apples and Pears, which published the figures, agreed Sainsbury's had put in a great performance but said he considered the results a "a dead heat" and that the difference between Tesco and Sainsbury's was "within the margin of error".
The project has created much controversy with local heritage lobbyists and the national body English Heritage, which is carrying out a study to determine whether or not it will damage the city's World Heritage Site.
These seasoned officers read my body English, listened to the tone of my voice and deduced accurately that I was a member of decent society in spite of my low-rent method of transportation.
Culture Minister Margaret Hodge declared the iconic venue a Grade II listed building -- the second-highest category -- on the advice of national preservation body English Heritage.
A 'surfer' puts both feet on the board and propels himself by means of body English, making for fun, sport and skill.
He invented a lexicon to describe his particular mode of abstraction--terms such as direct film, scratch film, body English, figure of motion, and old brain--insisting that his tangible sculptures were different from mobiles or other sculptures that merely moved.
A sunny dry spell now would provide an ideal scenario but even so, there should be a lot more English wine around next year, says Julia Trustram Eve, marketing director of the trade body English Wine Producers.