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  • r  as of footsteps
  • r  describing a rhythmic beating

  • Then, just when Laver seemed to be anticipating another pitty-pat shot, Gonzalez would power a thread-needle drive into the corner.
  • Showtime and for Valle, a come showy easily to man, was a pitty-pat exercise in which Cooney fended off the trainer's slapping hands to the tempo of the spectators' building .
  • On the first, a violin solo, Menuhin spins out a contemplative opening cadenza, progresses to some pizzicato syncopations, then, over the pitty-pat of tabla (drums), skips and .

  • Andre Berto in BoxingScene.com
    It was not a hard transition for me to turn pro because people knew me as having a professional style in the amateurs,Berto said. "I was never into the amateur style of pitty-pat punching. I just had to work on a few things, like sitting...
  • Roy Jones in Times Online
    More of the pressure is on Joe,Jones said. "He's going to start throwing punches tomorrow and through the weekend. People say he throws pitty-pat stuff, but he can punch. I could never match the output that Joe will throw. But what you...

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