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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The site was prepared asepticaly after clipping the hairs around the horn bud.
CTF 151 for six times to counter menace of piracy around the Horn of Africa.
Moreover, it was highlighted that Pakistan Navy had gone a step ahead and was contributing its ships to counter piracy in the entire Arabian Sea and had also commanded counter piracy Task Force CTF 151 for six times to counter menace of piracy around the Horn of Africa.
"We knew how important it was to get around the Horn in touch with the pack, unscathed and in a position to challenge for the leg win in the final 2,000 miles," Walker said.
Around the horn on the saddle hangs two baskets that would typically be used for collecting plant foods like berries.
Captain Phillips did well also in City Cinema's Salalah featuring Tom Hanks who takes command of the MV Maersk Alabama ship with orders to sail through the Gulf of Aden to Mombasa, around the Horn of Africa.
Richard Phillips (Tom Hanks) takes command of the MV Maersk Alabama, an unarmed container ship with orders to sail to Mombasa around the Horn of Africa.
He went on to say, "Likely, the explosives are coming from a country around the Horn of Africa." The boat's captain told the Al-Eshtraki news website that he was deceived into believing the explosives were cigarettes and fireworks.
Such incidents show the problem has clearly not disappeared but piracy around the Horn of Africa is nonetheless on a sharp downward trend.
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.
The waters around the Horn of Africa have become particularly dangerous in recent years, with Somali pirates launching attacks on ships sailing through the region.
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.
As regards the other chokepoints, the Bab el-Mandeb and Suez Canal are already bypassed by the many super-sized oil tankers that cannot fit in the canal and go around the Horn of Africa.