n.1.(Zool.) The water thrush or accentor.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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"But still, this fine, friendly pub remains - a stone's throw from the city centre with some excellent internal and external features together with wet beer and good company and I would heartily recommend a visit."So when I sit in the corner of The Golden Cross I know I am drinking where Harry Kickup, Irish Meg, Mouse, Thomas Yarwood, Billy Shortlegs and most probably all the other people I'm writing about once drank and it makes me happy that it's still there."
From the side, there's the car's muscular rear shoulders with a "kickup" at the rear doors, while large wheels and - on certain models - a rear spoiler complete the Dodge look which is certainly not for the fainthearted.
It features the hexagonal grille design, wrap-around headlamps and taillamps, sculpted hood creases, deep side character line, rising wedge shape from front to rear, truncated decklid with a kickup on the trailing edge.
Some people even think all a depressed person needs is a kickup the bum.
"Sometimes you've got to take these hard decisions to make space to bring other players in but being on the transfer list could be a kickup the backside for some."
The pounds 18.99 book, entitled Kickups, Hiccups, Lockups: The Autobiography, charts the amazing ups and downs of Mickey's on and off the pitch fortunes.
Her gorgeous gams wrapped in shimmering filmy stockings in a shade of wanton black, doing kickups as she performs the Can-Can or cavorts in a chorus line.
"I never did this contemporary jazzy stuff Margo choreographs so well," he says, "but I'm going to Peridance and Steps [studios] and learning it." In Don't Bring Lulu, Sappington's Jazz Age pastiche, he lets go in inspired thirties kickups. In Jazzmania he and the rest of the troupe, all strictly classically trained, bump and grind to Ray Charles, Dave Brubeck, and other greats.