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a small cut

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a glancing contact with the ball off the edge of the cricket bat

hit a glancing blow with the edge of the bat

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cut slightly, with a razor

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And tell them,' she said from the door, 'you were doubtful of being elected, but your auld mother had aye a mighty confidence they would snick you in.
Hot Spot's reputation was damaged when Channel Nine aired claims -- denied by batsmen including England's Kevin Pietersen -- that players were putting silicone tape on their bats to prevent snicks being detected by its heat-sensing cameras.
With a little more luck and some snicks going to hand instead of into gaps, we could have actually made a close game of it.
If Andrew Strauss wins the toss and fields then he will be hoping for plenty of snicks from England's in-form pace attack.
Rather than a stop pin to serve as a blade stop, Reeve has ingeniously used ambidextrous thumb studs to do the job, and these have rubber O-rings to serve as "shock absorbers" when the blade snicks into the open position.
Snicks and snippets of commercials and pop music (John Cougar, Alice Cooper, Bob Dylan) can barely be made out through the static.