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 n.— «The Blue Devils (10-2, 3-0 ACC) needed a risky, yet phenomenal, over-the-shoulder shot from junior midfielder Brad Ross to get past the Cavaliers 7-6 in sudden-death overtime. His goal, commonly called an “around-the-world,” provided players something to talk about after a sloppy, defensive struggle.» —“Devils enjoy chance to ‘just play’” by Edward G. Robinson III News & Observer (Raleigh, North Carolina) Apr. 15, 2007. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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