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Synonyms for hurdles

a footrace in which contestants must negotiate a series of hurdles

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The Prince, riding a little apart, simply ignored the hurdle, and the mare took it in her stride.
The whole post was there, and there was such another whooping and shouting when the seventeen kids came flying down the turf and sailing over the hurdles - oh, beautiful to see
As he got there the day began to dawn, and he leaned over a hurdle and beheld the shadows flee away.
She will not even remind you that he was once your model of manly beauty, too--that you waved your handkerchief till you could wave it no longer, when he took his seat, with the others, in the boat--that your heart was like to jump out of your bosom, on that later occasion when he leaped the last hurdle at the foot-race, and won it by a head.
In the meantime, under the surgeon's directions, some men brought a hurdle, on which others made a thick bed of spare clothes covered with loose straw, while he himself contrived some bandages and slings from shawls and handkerchiefs.
At this occupation they could shelter themselves by a thatched hurdle if it rained; but if it was frosty even their thick leather gloves could not prevent the frozen masses they handled from biting their fingers.
Her training warned her of peril and of wrong, subtle, mysterious, luring; while her instincts rang clarion-voiced through her being, impelling her to hurdle caste and place and gain to this traveller from another world, to this uncouth young fellow with lacerated hands and a line of raw red caused by the unaccustomed linen at his throat, who, all too evidently, was soiled and tainted by ungracious existence.
He flashed a glance at the door, saw that the open window was nearer, went out of it with a flying leap, as if over a hurdle, and went racing across the turf, in the track of the disappearing policeman.
There's huge gap between handicapping and Champion Hurdles and we're under no illusions about the challenge we face, but I've seen enough from him on his last two runs.
WELSH owner Dai Walters has confirmed Oscar Whisky will remain over hurdles this season instead of embarking on a career over fences.
Perry and Felix received the International Association of Athletics Federations' top ranking for the second year in a row -- in the women's 100-meter hurdles and 200meters, respectively -- by a 36-member voting panel.
Mullins completed a double when English import Deutschland (Ruby Walsh) made a winning debut over hurdles in the juvenile event, earning a 20/1 quote from Cashmans for the JCB Triumph Hurdle.
The initial drills might include walking lunges or controlled, deliberate leg lifts over track hurdles, and then gradually advancing to high knee skips and lateral shuffles.
The six-year-old has been restricted to just two runs over hurdles, finishing fourth behind Istabraq in the Smurfit Champion Hurdle at Cheltenham in March on the second occasion.
The hurdle concept entails the belief that microorganisms present in a product should not be able to overcome the hurdles that also exist in that food, or the result will be spoilage or food poisoning.