- A courageous have-a-go hero was threatened with a wooden pole after foiling a late-night theft attempt.
- The security company which foiled the abduction of a baby from a maternity hospital is to create 200 new jobs in a nationwide expansion.
- At around 11 am that day a pensioner foiled another attempted scam by a man and woman in Central Avenue, Gravesend.
- My plan was foiled when I asked my sister if she'd accidentally called me, and she said ‘Must have, you're in my calls list!’
- Last night a basketball game foiled my efforts to watch the third from the last ‘Buffy The Vampire Slayer’ episode.
- But thanks to us alert Icelanders (well, me at least) this evil plot is foiled yet again.
- What's more fun to watch than a trained dog foiling bad guys?
- At the other end Foy was foiled twice before Kilheeney's cross was scrambled clear, as the game swung from end to end.
- They tried to get close to the animal but were foiled by the frustrated beast.
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Middle English (in the sense 'trample down'): perhaps from Old French fouler 'to full cloth, trample', based on Latin fullo 'fuller'. Compare with full2.
Words that rhyme with foilboil, Boyle, broil, coil, Dáil, Doyle, embroil, Fianna Fáil, Hoyle, moil, noil, oil, roil, Royle, soil, spoil, toil, voile
- When the photon hits an object, that object recoils - you can measure this using a thin sheet of foil in a vacuum.
- Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil and brush with olive oil.
- Tom carefully arranged the bacon on a sheet covered with aluminum foil.
- Qualities such as these make goddesses a perfect foil to counter new forms of cultural colonisation.
- ‘Sutton is the perfect foil for a more mobile striker, and in his Blackburn days Shearer performed that role,’ the defender states.
- He was a great ‘reacter,’ which made him the perfect foil for Stan and Ollie.
- Metal foils are available, with embossed aluminum most popular.
- Additionally, I love combining the pewter with other metal foils such as copper and brass foil, as well as using metal paints and glass beads.
- The final inclusion is a thin foil case badge saying simply ‘Geared by MSI’.
Middle English: via Old French from Latin folium 'leaf'.
- Each adversary was dressed in a white jacket, the buttons of their foils were dipped in liquid; that of Lapiere's red, Le Brun's black.
- The very design of the Italian foil and épée is based on the rapier prototype.
- What is the compelling reason for beginning your fencing career with the foil?
- Example sentences
- Put another way, you could equip 8.5 classical foilists for the cost of 3 Olympic foilists.
- The modern sabreur plays a game of priority of one cut over another cut and like the foilist, creates situations and provokes responses from the opponent to allow him to score points.
- The visitors took the first leg, before Oxford came back with strong displays from the foilists and épéeists to wrap up the contest.
Late 16th century: of unknown origin.
- Roller-furling headsails should be removed from the foils not only do they create windage but the chance of their unrolling is great.
- Because the foils are fine they react very well indeed - the positive side of having the ballast in the hull.
- The greater the pressure, the smaller the diameter the ruptured foil would be.
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