The Top English Grammar Tips From A–Z
- The spars - those are those huge, diagonal sticks hanging from the masts - are the frame for the sails.
- Although these canoes are covered with birchbark, this skin, like that of a kayak, is stretched over a framework of ribs and spars.
- Every point is held together by the spar that sticks up in the center.
- Fearing they would be blown into the island cliffs, the crew furled the main sail, then to lower the ship's profile further, Alexander ordered the main spar lowered.
intransitive verb sparring, sparred, sparred
- Truly, though, Shen liked to spar in the training room.
- Later that evening she stood before her father, prepared to spar in the training hall.
- He's introduced on stage, where amidst the dancers he stands at the end of a row, sparring with a punching bag.
- I sparred with Cassius Clay, as he was called then - I taught him everything he knew.
- She looked up and saw many people in deep concentration, sparring with their partners, trading blows with great speed and accuracy.
- It was while using one of these places I first met a sparring bloke, who taught me how to spar, and showed me the way to put my dukes up.
- It's like the music in the movies where the hero is training for greatness; sparring in a basement with a punching bag or running like the wind or something.
- He wanders into a local gym, sees world welterweight champion Yuri in the ring, and offers to spar with him.
- Feeling suddenly claustrophobic, he headed for the training yards, where he sparred half-heartedly with a few others.
- Jason, you spar with Denise and I'll spar with Mark.
- He spars with him at least three hours in the morning and two hours in the afternoon.
- They were sparring in his father's paddy fields.
- They begin a round of verbal sparring about their past together, Linklater's camera constantly swivelling to catch all the insults as they fly across the room.
- Usually he'd be here before him, practicing and sparring.
- Right now, we'll be practicing some martial arts sparring.
- They're merely sparring, feeling each other out, which plays directly into Orson's hands.
- We witness combat between two males sparring over a mate, and the sight of these two massive animals hurtling themselves at each other is amazing.
- She was not quite up to verbally sparring with Sam yet.
- It wasn't a distraction while sparring, but it was annoying.
- Mentally sparring with these leadership thinkers was like going a round with the intellectual heavyweight champion of the world.
- We were sparring in the afternoon, just like we always do.
- During those two sparring sessions, Parker clearly got the best of it.
- We got chatting at the gym and would sometimes spar together.
- We trained, sparred, fought, ate, and laughed together ever since childhood.
- By the numbers - doctors, province spar over figures
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