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  • n  a stroke of luck
  • n  a barb on a harpoon or arrow
  • n  flat bladelike projection on the arm of an anchor
  • n  either of the two lobes of the tail of a cetacean
  • n  parasitic flatworms having external suckers for attaching to a host

  • Either the infection is not very contagious, say the scoffers, or the Fort Dix flu cases were just a medical fluke.
  • Did Crouching Tiger's popularity portend a huge global market for Asian movies, or was it a fluke? That uncertaintyand Hero's $30 million budgethas piled pressure on everyone .
  • In Korea a fluke, a small flat leaflike worm, laid its minute eggs in a creek.
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  • Woodbridge fluke tournament to benefit boy battling cancer
    The Woodbridge Township Mayor John E. McCormac Fluke Tournament will be held 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, June 15 at the Sewaren Boat Launch. Cost is $125 per boat. Cash prizes, based on 40 boats, range from $1,000 for first place to $150 for fourth place and $100 for junior angler.
    June 12, 2013 - MyCentralJersey.com
  • Development at youth levels pays off with USA Hockey's record world championships success
    USA Hockey's recent world championship success is no fluke. It is the result of years of work at the national and local levels. For the first time, the Colorado Springs-based organization led the world in medals at the six International Ice Hockey Federation championships with three golds, including one in inline this past weekend, two silvers and a bronze. The governing body's strong showing ...
    June 12, 2013 - Colorado Springs Gazette
  • Current Loop Calibrator includes HART communications.
    With accuracy of 0.01% of reading, Fluke® 709H minimizes time it takes to measure or source, voltage or current, and power up loop. Test tool supports select set of HART universal and common practice commands. In communicator mode, technicians can read basic device information, perform diagnostic tests, and trim calibration on most HART-enabled transmitters. Calibrator also features built-in ...
    June 11, 2013 - ThomasNet

  • Jimmie Johnson in CNN
    I was in a golf cart and the driver took a sharp turn,Johnson said in a statement. "I wasn't holding on tight enough, landed awkwardly on the ground and heard a little pop. It was a fluke deal, but fortunately we're in the offseason and I...
  • Philip Rivers in USA Today
    We were standing on the sideline and it was like, 'We were in for one play in the quarter and it was an interception,' Rivers said. "There was a little bit of disbelief. ...... You can't call it a fluke, those guys made plays, but that was...
  • Kobe Bryant in guardian.co.uk
    They're in this position because they shoot the ball well,said Bryant. "It's not something that is just a fluke or one game where they got hot. They can get hot and stay hot. When that happens, you're dealing with a monster."

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