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kawr king

  • v  close a bottle with a cork
  • v  stuff with cork
  • s  very good

  • The ambience is laid back; you can bring your own beer or wine for a $3 corking fee.
  • In baseball, overt cheating -- scuffing balls, corking bats -- brings only winks, while the real appreciation is reserved for breaches in the spirit of sportsmanship and fair play.
  • DON'T TRY THIS AT HOME PLATE Over the years, baseball players have devised numerous ways to outsmart umpires: corking the bat, throwing spitballs, using steroids.

  • Malcolm Speed in Jamaica Observer
    There has been some debate about the cricket bats and some new technology that's evolving,ICC chief executive Malcolm Speed said. "We are talking specifically here about corking of bats and adding other substances like graphite, and...
  • Gary Bennett in Nacogdoches Daily Sentinel
    There's all kinds of guys scuffing balls, corking bats, doing all kinds of things,Cardinals catcher Gary Bennett said. "Even if you do ...... scuff the ball, or use Vaseline or spit, you've still got to make pitches."
  • Joe Posnanski in Wall Street Journal
    The Kansas City Star's Joe Posnanski says it's a toss-up whether using pine tar is cheating: "Some think using pine tar for a better grip is the equivalent of corking a bat or dealing from the bottom of the deck. Others think on a cold day like...

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