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body English

An often involuntary or unconscious movement of the body to try and manipulate or influence the course of an object that is already in motion. I always find bowlers' body English humorous, as they contort their bodies to try to will the ball toward the pins.
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body English

Movements of the body that express a person's feelings, as in His body English tells us just how tired he is. This expression originated about 1900 in such sports as bowling and ice hockey, where a player tries to influence the path of a ball or puck by moving his body in a particular direction. (It was based on the earlier use of English to mean "spin imparted to a ball.")
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Made with Remy Martin Louis XIII Cognac and Grand Marnier Cuvee du Cent Cinquantenaire and topped with Dom Perignon Champagne, the drink is garnished with the gem stick and has sold at a rate of six to 10 cocktails per year since Body English opened in May, 2004.
The incident happened at the Body English nightclub at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino when Hilton's new boyfriend Doug Reinhardt took the microphone off her, only for the song to continue playing, reports China Daily.
Adrian Barlow, boss of trade body English Apples and Pears, said: "It is vital these varieties are retained.
2) The Lakers' Kobe Bryant uses some body English on the follow- through after taking a shot in the first half against Memphis.
The land is now owned by government regeneration body English Partnerships.
Government body English Nature is licensing scientists to catch 50 Daubenton's bats for a study into how a strain of rabies - virus EBLV-type 2 - is incubated and transmitted in bats.
The promise comes as the Government's regeneration body English Partnerships prepares this week to take ownership of 96 surplus NHS sites across the country ( 13 in the North-East.
Government advisory body English Heritage has insisted that developer Heritage Lofts use the same kind of mortar that was used when the Plover Road mill was built a century ago.
Government wildlife advisory body English Nature and Teesside industry ecology group INCA have both been spoken to about the project.
the group that created and operates venues such as The Box in New York City and London, and The Act in Dubai, and Greg Costello, current director of customer development for sbe's Hyde Bellagio; all of whom collaborated on such venues as Body English, Rehab and Skybar all located at Hard Rock Hotel and Casino; as well as Stanford alumnus Pablo Jablonski, former lead iOS developer of software company Blackboard; and Andrew Easton, former system designer at Microsoft in the visual studio analytics sector.
That reduced production will bring production and demand into balance," said Adrian Barlow, chief executive of industry body English Apples and Pears.
EMI said it welcomed reports that the architectural preservation body English Heritage planned to list Abbey Road, a step that would make it very hard for any developer to do anything radical to the site.
She and her pals arrived at The Hard Rock Hotel and Casino on March 7, and they began their evening with dinner at posh eating-place Nobu before heading to the hotel's Body English nightclub.
Government body English Partnerships finally won its long battle to demolish Concourse House and the shops beneath it earlier this year.