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hoops

n. the game of basketball. Welcome to another evening of college hoops, brought to you by the Nova Motor Company.
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and sighing deeply he began to turn the hoop of his ring outside again.
All these articles, with the exception of the ballast, and a few trifles, were suspended from the hoop overhead.
Suddenly the First and Foremost swung his brass hoop and caught Guph around the neck with it.
About the spear-shaft was a hoop of flashing gold, and a point was fitted to it at either end.
Upon speaking which last words, she strutted by Mrs Western's maid with the most provoking air of contempt; turning up her nose, tossing her head, and violently brushing the hoop of her competitor with her own.
To explain to Stepan Arkadyevitch the state of excitement in which he found himself, he said that he was happy like a dog being trained to jump through a hoop, who, having at last caught the idea, and done what was required of him, whines and wags its tail, and jumps up to the table and the windows in its delight.
When they had been thus refreshed, the whole house hurried away into an empty stable where the show stood, and where, by the light of a few flaring candles stuck round a hoop which hung by a line from the ceiling, it was to be forthwith exhibited.
She said she wasn't bothered by the temporary hoops, but has no regrets about keeping the school's equipment locked up.
The aim of association croquet is to get both balls around a lawn of 12 hoops and finish by hitting the centre peg (hence the phrase pegging out).
Internal illumination is provided by lights mounted in round openings at the apex of the steel hoops.
HOOPS is the core graphics component in over 100 commercial applications from many of the leaders in CAD/CAM/CAE, Scientific Visualization, Business Graphics and Earth Sciences software.
I started with the hoops at nine years old and am 16 now, just finishing high school.
Having been approached by the BBC to take part in the programme, KP Foods asked Danisco Flexible Evesham, the sole supplier of packaging for Hula Hoops and other KP snack brands to help.
Squeeze and spread a bead of glue on opposing faces of the two hoops.
In a single quatrain of his "Upon the South Sea Project" (1721), Swift draws together images of inflated hoops, speculative bubbles, and the perverse femininity of lady gamblers, warriors, and witches: