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knuckleball


To the old pitcher, they were like his own best knuckleball come back to haunt him.
Jerry Spinelli  --  Maniac Magee
  baseball:  a pitch thrown with little speed or spin (so that it moves in an unpredictable manner)
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  • To the old pitcher, they were like his own best knuckleball come back to haunt him.
    Jerry Spinelli  --  Maniac Magee
  • They had the serve—always a disadvantage in beach volleyball, since points were scored with every volley and the team returning the serve had the chance to set and spike the ball—but Scott sent a knuckleball serve over the net that forced Tyson out of position.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Last Song
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Associated words [difficulty]:   knuckleball , curveball [7] , slider [9] , topspin [9] , curveball [7] , slider [9]
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