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noun (plural: googlies)
  1. (Cricket) A ball, bowled by a leg break bowler, that spins from off to leg (to a right-handed batsman), unlike a normal leg-break delivery.
1904: Bosanquet can bowl as badly as anyone in the world; but when he gets a length, those slow googlies, as the Australian players call them, are apt to paralyse the greatest players. — w:Plum Warner, P. F. Warner, How We Recovered the Ashes (referring to w:Bernard Bosanquet (cricketer), Bernard Bosanquet). Quoted in Sidney J. Baker, The Australian Language, second edition, 1966, chapter XI section 4, page 248.
adjective ((compar) googlier, (superl) googliest)
  1. Of the eyes, bulge, bulging.

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