Stroke

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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Stroke \Stroke\, obs. imp. of {Strike}. Struck.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Stroke \Stroke\, noun [OE. strok, strook, strak, fr. striken. See {Strike}, verb (used with an object)]

1. The act of striking; a blow; a hit; a knock; esp., a violent or hostile attack made with the arm or hand, or with an instrument or weapon.

His hand fetcheth a stroke with the ax to cut down the tree. --Deut. xix. 5.

A fool's lips enter into contention and his mouth calleth for strokes. --Prov. xviii. 6.

He entered and won the whole kingdom of Naples without striking a stroke. --Bacon.

2. The result of effect of a striking; injury or affliction; soreness.

In the day that Lord bindeth up the breach of his people, and healeth the stroke of their wound. --Isa. xxx. 26.

3. The striking of the clock to tell the hour.

Well, but what's o'clock? - Upon the stroke of ten. -- Well, let is strike. --Shak.

4. A gentle, caressing touch or movement upon something; a stroking. --Dryden.

5. A mark or dash in writing or printing; a line; the touch of a pen or pencil; as, an up stroke; a firm stroke.

O, lasting as those colors may they shine, Free as thy stroke, yet faultless as thy line. --Pope.

6. Hence, by extension, an addition or amandment to a written composition; a touch; as, to give some finishing strokes to an essay. --Addison.

7. A sudden attack of disease; especially, a fatal attack; a severe disaster; any affliction or calamity, especially a sudden one; as, a stroke of apoplexy; the stroke of death.

At this one stroke the man looked dead in law. --Harte.

8. A throb or beat, as of the heart. --Tennyson.

9. One of a series of beats or movements against a resisting medium, by means of which movement through or upon it is accomplished; as, the stroke of a bird's wing in flying, or an oar in rowing, of a skater, swimmer, etc.; also: (Rowing) (a) The rate of succession of stroke; as, a quick stroke. (b) The oar nearest the stern of a boat, by which the other oars are guided; -- called also {stroke oar}. (c) The rower who pulls the stroke oar; the strokesman.

10. A powerful or sudden effort by which something is done, produced, or accomplished; also, something done or accomplished by such an effort; as, a stroke of genius; a stroke of business; a master stroke of policy.

11. (Mach.) The movement, in either direction, of the piston plunger, piston rod, crosshead, etc., as of a steam engine or a pump, in which these parts have a reciprocating motion; as, the forward stroke of a piston; also, the entire distance passed through, as by a piston, in such a movement; as, the piston is at half stroke.

Note: The respective strokes are distinguished as up and down strokes, outward and inward strokes, forward and back strokes, the forward stroke in stationary steam engines being toward the crosshead, but in locomotives toward the front of the vehicle.

12. Power; influence. [Obs.] "Where money beareth [hath] all the stroke." --Robynson (More's Utopia).

He has a great stroke with the reader. --Dryden.

13. Appetite. [Obs.] --Swift.

{To keep stroke}, to make strokes in unison.

The oars where silver, Which to the tune of flutes kept stroke. --Shak.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Stroke \Stroke\, verb (used with an object) [imp. & p. p. {Strokeed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Strokeing}.] [OE. stroken, straken, AS. str[=a]cian, fr. str[imac]can to go over, pass. See {Strike}, verb (used with an object), and cf. {Straggle}.]

1. To strike. [Obs.]

Ye mote with the plat sword again Stroken him in the wound, and it will close. --Chaucer.

2. To rib gently in one direction; especially, to pass the hand gently over by way of expressing kindness or tenderness; to caress; to soothe.

He dried the falling drops, and, yet more kind, He stroked her cheeks. --Dryden.

3. To make smooth by rubbing. --Longfellow.

4. (Masonry) To give a finely fluted surface to.

5. To row the stroke oar of; as, to stroke a boat.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

stroke

noun

1: (sports) the act of swinging or striking at a ball with a club or racket or bat or cue or hand; "it took two strokes to get out of the bunker"; "a good shot requires good balance and tempo"; "he left me an almost impossible shot" [syn: {stroke}, {shot}]

2: the maximum movement available to a pivoted or reciprocating piece by a cam [syn: {throw}, {stroke}, {cam stroke}]

3: a sudden loss of consciousness resulting when the rupture or occlusion of a blood vessel leads to oxygen lack in the brain [syn: {stroke}, {apoplexy}, {cerebrovascular accident}, {CVA}]

4: a light touch

5: a light touch with the hands [syn: {stroke}, {stroking}]

6: (golf) the unit of scoring in golf is the act of hitting the ball with a club; "Nicklaus won by three strokes"

7: the oarsman nearest the stern of the shell who sets the pace for the rest of the crew

8: anything that happens suddenly or by chance without an apparent cause; "winning the lottery was a happy accident"; "the pregnancy was a stroke of bad luck"; "it was due to an accident or fortuity" [syn: {accident}, {stroke}, {fortuity}, {chance event}]

9: a punctuation mark (/) used to separate related items of information [syn: {solidus}, {slash}, {virgule}, {diagonal}, {stroke}, {separatrix}]

10: a mark made on a surface by a pen, pencil, or paintbrush; "she applied the paint in careful strokes"

11: any one of the repeated movements of the limbs and body used for locomotion in swimming or rowing

12: a single complete movement

verb

1: touch lightly and repeatedly, as with brushing motions; "He stroked his long beard"

2: strike a ball with a smooth blow

3: row at a particular rate

4: treat gingerly or carefully; "You have to stroke the boss"

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My dream this morning. (2015-08-04: Approximately Noon Pacific Daylight Time)

I had an interesting dream today (Tuesday) around noon. I was sleeping in bed since 5 p.m. on Monday, the previous day. I went to bed around 1:30 a.m. Monday morning, but unfortunately, I failed to fall asleep. I remained alert in bed trying to fall asleep until 5 p.m. that day, when I finally fell alseep and slept until around 12:15 p.m. today, which is why I guess the dream happened around noon.

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There was a huge gigantic antenna about 300 feet tall that had been built behind the backyard of a house in the grass of the elementary school schoolyard. Somehow then we were behind the house in the schoolyard, close enough to see the flashes of light coming from inside the house and that the sparks were being channeled through a ducting system that was connected to an amplifier unit and broadcast in all directions through some kind of ultra, ultra loud and elaborate public address system in the schoolyard, as well as through the radio antenna.

There was a military cop that greeted us. Dad had a black Colt .45 semi-automatic pistol and I had a small silver-colored .22 semi-automatic pistol with a wooden grip. The cop asked us if we had permits for the guns. Dad said he did but that I didn't. The MP asked for my gun. I handed it to him without resistance, but felt really stupid after the fact because I gave it to him barrel first - unfortunately pointed in his general direction. He took it without incident, but I felt embarrassed for not pointing the barrel toward the ground in the process.

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Dad and I and my brother and one of his friends were in a van. We saw a helicopter-like aircraft fly really low by us and we could see the pilot through the windows. It was a really beautiful woman with medium length blonde hair. She wasn't wearing a helmet.

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They attacked me and did some damage then quickly called off their attack and walked away peacefully, and I was repaired to full health.

A bunch of stuff happened that is escaping my memory, but the last words of the dream were from the inside of a golden palace and the leader of the aliens said to me, "You're immortal soul is with us, the angels."

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