around the horn


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around the horn

1. In baseball, throwing the ball from third base to second base to first base, either as part of a double play or as a tradition following a strikeout. Taken from the nautical term "around the Horn," referring to Cape Horn of South America, the long way to navigate around the continent since the creation of the Panama Canal. Primarily heard in US, South Africa. The players always toss the ball around the horn after the batter strikes out as a way to keep their arms limber.
2. A difficult route chosen despite a simpler alternative. This meaning is also taken from the nautical term. If traffic on the highway is too bad, we might have to go around the horn instead.
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An elliptical incision was made around the horn bud along with corium.
Even as the dangers of piracy appears to be waning around the Horn of Africa there is more activity on the other side of Africa, in the Gulf of Guinea.
Recordings include two albums, Around the Horn (1957) and another with the Brahms Trio and Beethoven Sonata.
Elsewhere, he said that solid NATO, EU, Russian and Chinese military co-operation in intercepting Somali pirates around the Horn of Africa had led to a 'dramatic decline' in piracy, down from 151 attacks in 2011 to 28 in 2012.
Somalia is the country hardest hit by a drought that has affected people around the Horn of Africa region.
given the conditions on the continent, particularly around the Horn of Africa.
The new book is set around the Horn of Africa, chasing pirates.
If transit around the Horn of Africa is necessary, it is strongly recommended that vessels travel in convoys, maintain good communications contact at all times, and follow the guidance provided by the Maritime Security Center--Horn of Africa (MSC-HOA).
As many as 20 million people in the region around the Horn of Africa are suffering from food shortages that have been exacerbated by the prolonged drought.
But this week he revealed that he previously worked training naval sailors in the wartorn African nation - and inadvertedly taught them the skills they used to become pirates and hijack oil tankers and freight containers around the Horn of Africa.
Summary: The US Coast Guard will require US-flagged ships sailing around the Horn of Africa to post guards and ship owners to submit anti-piracy security plans for approval, a Coast Guard official said on Tuesday.
More than 20 ships from the EU, Nato, China and Russia now patrol the waters off Somalia and around the Horn of Africa, a busy shipping lane plagued by pirates.
By mid-November of this year, pirates had attacked more than 90 ships in the waters around the Horn of Africa (see map)--more than triple 2007's number.
ON one side are the eight navies, the world's largest shipping companies, the rich Gulf states that need to get their oil to market, and the great powers, whose commerce depends heavily on the shipping lanes around the Horn of Africa.
The role of Ville de Quebec will be to ensure that the foodstuffs make it safely through the pirate-infested coastal waters around the Horn of Africa.