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  Wiffleball Rule Book
I was four years old and my dad took me out in the backyard and showed me how to hold the bat and explained that he was going to throw the ball to me and I should try to swing the bat and "make contact." I hit his first pitch over the neighbor’s house.
I would also like to point out that, although these rules are tailored for a specific stadium, their intent and spirit can be adapted to fields having different configurations.
A batted ball which passes downward through any of four basketball hoops that are in fair territory, and which impacts the ground without being caught by a fielder, is an automatic Grand Slam through the Hoop, scoring four runs in addition to the runners that are already on base.
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  The Rule of Four - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Rule of Four is a novel written by Ian Caldwell and Dustin Thomason, and published in 2004.
The book is set on the Princeton campus during the weekend of Good Friday, 1999.
Throughout the novel, he struggles between being fascinated by the book and trying to pull away from the obsession that drew a rift between his father and his mother and is now causing discord between him and his girlfriend, Katie.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/The_Rule_of_Four_(book)   (456 words)

  
 Book Review - The Rule of Four by Ian Caldwell and Dustin Thomason
The Rule of Four is set at Princeton in the spring of 1999, not just the cusp of a new millennium, but the cusp of graduation and adulthood for the four seniors who are the main characters.
Over 500 years ago, the author of the ancient book struggled with life and death decisions in his attempt to save what was precious to him from a zealot who threatened to destroy it all.
At times the four roommates act in stereotypical ways and the drama between them can be seen so far in advance that it loses the suspense of the moment.
www.reviewsofbooks.com /rule_of_four/review   (1196 words)

  
 USA Racquetball > Rulebook
Rule 9.4 HINDERS A replay hinder will result in the rally being replayed without penalty unless the hinder was intentional.
If both players in singles and three out of four in a doubles match disagree with a call made by the referee, the referee is overruled, with the exception of technical fouls and forfeitures.
A player or team may be forfeited by the tournament director or official for failure to comply with the tournament or host facility's rules while on the premises between matches, or for abuse of hospitality, locker room, or other rules and procedures.
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 Book Reviews - The Rule of Four by Ian Caldwell and Dustin Thomason
The Rule of Four by Ian Caldwell and Dustin Thomason
At the center of The Rule of Four are four Princeton roommates approaching graduation and an ancient text called the Hypnerotomachia Poliphili.
It's a 15th-century book written in several languages, and is full of secrets, puzzles, and clues that are supposed to lead to a treasure buried in a vault in Rome.
www.reviewsofbooks.com /rule_of_four   (255 words)

  
 USFA Rulebook
Rule Clarification: USFA rules now allow for up to 12 players in the lineup, (11 of which may bat) by using nine regular players, up to two “extra players” (EPs) and a “defense only player” (DEFO).
As a rule, equipment must be standard approved equipment that is properly marked with “Official Softball” or similar markings that certify the equipment.
Four feet toward the pitching rubber from the center of the plate.
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 The Book Spoiler for the book - THE RULE OF FOUR
The Book Spoiler for the book - THE RULE OF FOUR
Savonarola led a (short-lived) uprising against the power of the De Medici family which was highlighted by the burning of books and paintings.
The finale of the book revolves around a building on fire in which Paul (having figured out the secret) is trapped and presumably killed.
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 CameraHobby - e-Book on the Rule of Thirds, Chapter 15
The central four points of the middle rectangle - outlined in red - represent the key points of the composition and it is at one of these four points that you would place an important subject matter.
The rule of thirds can even be seen in the world of audio in which you have three main audio signals of treble, mid-range, and bass.
The advocacy of the rule of thirds is good one to teach learning photographers but it should not be a rule written in stone.
www.camerahobby.com /Ebook-RuleThirds_Chapter15.htm   (1037 words)

  
 Bookreporter.com - THE RULE OF FOUR by Ian Caldwell and Dustin Thomason
Bookreporter.com - THE RULE OF FOUR by Ian Caldwell and Dustin Thomason
For the last year or so THE DA VINCI CODE has been the big buzz book in the book biz, and for good reason: it was a riveting thriller, chock full of interesting historical and biblical facts (and fiction) that left the reader with unanswerable, unshakable questions regarding Christianity and art history.
It was (is) one of those books that stays with you for a long time and sparks many a great conversation amongst Dan Brown disciples (not to mention the raging debate that followed among theologians and historians).
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 Coffee Klatch
I also think Patterson had quite a task having Alex be NEW at the FBI, have the book be realistic about what tasks he'd have, and still have him be "the man." I did really like the premise of a chat room where The Evil Ones gather to talk about their dastardly deeds.
They started writing Rule of Four in 1998, and I have no idea how long it took them to finish and sell it, so it sounds like they took a few years to write the book.
You know, the book was titled so appropriately, because Nice was, well, Nice… Nice is the story of a woman who, unable to break up with men, kills them instead and in the process of her murderous love-life hooks up with a true, professional hit man and falls in love.
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 Amazon.ca: The Rule of Four: Books: Ian Caldwell,Dustin Thomason   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-27)
Amazon.ca: The Rule of Four: Books: Ian Caldwell,Dustin Thomason
Basically, the book is about two college students (like the authors), who in school (like the authors), have an adventure (imagined by the authors).
The book reads as though there were two separate minds at work, there is no union of the minds, the read is jagged and boring.
www.amazon.ca /Rule-Four-Ian-Caldwell/dp/0385337116   (1302 words)

  
 Steven Wu's Book Reviews: Rule of Four, The (Ian Caldwell)
Unfortunately, while The Rule of Four is in many ways a superior novel to The Da Vinci Code, it also surprisingly falls short--mostly because the authors try to hard to distinguish their book from the pulp frothiness of Brown.
Two of the four Princeton students at the heart of the book are almost done cracking the maddeningly mysterious book known as the Hypnerotomachia Poliphili.
But strange things begin happening to others who had been involved with the book, and these two students--along with two of their closest friends, making up the fantastic four of the title--work against the clock to solve the final mystery before they are caught.
www.scwu.com /bookreviews/h/CaldwellIanRuleofFourThe.shtml   (746 words)

  
 AFTFL
The 2nd defining rule of Flag/Touch football is the classification of linemen as "eligible" or "ineligible".
The 3rd defining rule of Flag/Touch football is field size.
Certain rules are generic in all of the above styles.
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 Rule Book
All rules shall be followed, excepting when they are not, by all those with a Rule Book.
No mockery shall be made of the Rule Book or the rule contained therein.
Those acting outside the Rules shall be made a mockery of.
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 BKMT Reading Guide: The Rule of Four
In early praise for THE RULE OF FOUR admirers have compared the authors’ work to that of F.Scott Fitzgerald (The Great Gatsby, etc.), Dan Brown (The Da Vinci Code, etc.) Umberto Eco (The Name Of the Rose, etc.) and Donna Tartt (The Secret History, etc.).
This book was not very good and did not hold my interest.
The book may make a good dicussion book but you must have people in your group who will continue to read the entire book even when it does not...
www.bookmovement.com /app/readingguide/view.php?readingGuideID=531   (805 words)

  
 THE RULE OF FOUR - ABOUT THE BOOK
An ivy league murder, a mysterious coded manuscript, and the secrets of a Renaissance prince collide memorably in THE RULE OF FOUR — a brilliant work of fiction that weaves together suspense and scholarship, high art and unimaginable treachery.
Suddenly the stakes are raised, and as the two friends sift through the codes and riddles at the heart of the text, they are beginning to see the manuscript in a new light—not simply as a story of faith, eroticism and pedantry, but as a bizarre, coded mathematical maze.
And as they come closer and closer to deciphering the final puzzle of a book that has shattered careers, friendships and families, they know that their own lives are in mortal danger.
www.randomhouse.com /bantamdell/theruleoffour/about.html   (319 words)

  
 Rules of Ultimate | Ultimate Players Association
The purpose of the rules of Ultimate is to provide a guideline describing the way the game is played.
It assumed that no Ultimate player will intentionally violate the rules; thus there are no harsh penalties for inadvertent infractions, but rather a method for resuming play in a manner that simulates what would most likely have occurred had there been no infraction.
Often a player is in a position where it is clearly to a player's advantage to foul or commit some infraction, but that player is morally bound to abide by the rules.
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 The Rule of Four - Book Review - Library Sciences
For a book well grounded in history and intrigue, turn to this academic thriller.
Unlike the poor history of Dan Brown's The Da Vinci Code, The Rule of Four never insults the reader's intelligence.
The Rule of Four has good atmosphere with Princeton rituals giving life to the environment, but they never over take the story.
www.bellaonline.com /ArticlesP/art34122.asp   (285 words)

  
 As yet unpublished: The Rule of Four
The Rule of Four (Dial Press; $24) by Ian Caldwell and Dustin Thomason is a dizzyingly intelligent mystery that has a real life encoded 15th century rare text, Hypnerotomachia Poliphili, at it’s core.
The Rule of Four is not a simple read – there is an immense amount of information packed into its tight 384 pages – but it is a compulsive one.
I was inspired to read The Rule of Four, the first novel of two recent college grads Ian Caldwell and Dustin Thomason, by a review from a bookseller's website As Yet Unpublished.
justbooks.blogs.com /as_yet_unpublished/2004/05/the_rule_of_fou.html   (570 words)

  
 Duffbert's Random Musings | Book Review - The Rule Of Four by Ian Caldwell and Dustin Thomason
The novel tracks the story of four Princeton students, two of which have a history involving the study of a book titled the Hypnerotomachia Poliphili.
This is an actual book written in the late 1400's, and it's thought to have a number of puzzles and riddles contained in it that lead to a secret message from the unknown author.
Rule of Four is Most certainly worth the time spent reading it just as any of the books I have mentioned earlier!
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 Book Information: Rule of Four, the :: Internet Book List :: A database of book information and reviews
Famous for its hypnotic power over those who study it, the five-hundred-year-old Hypnerotomachia may finally reveal its secrets -- to Tom Sullivan, whose father was obsessed with the book, and Paul Harris, whose future depends on it.
Armed with this final clue, the two friends delve into the bizarre world of the Hypnerotomachia -- a world of forgotten erudition, strange sexual appetites, and terrible violence.
But just as they begin to realize the magnitude of their discovery, Princeton's snowy campus is rocked: a longtime student of the book is murdered, shot dead in the hushed halls of the history department.
www.iblist.com /book21912.htm   (189 words)

  
 Groundlings Review: Book Review: The Rule of Four
The book is written in first person point of view (here’s an example from the book, “I’m lying back on the old red sofa in our dorm room.
The story is of four undergraduate roommates who are drawn into the obsessions of several characters toward the Hypnerotomachia Poliphili, a book published in 1499.
The stories behind The Rule of Four and The DaVinci Code are based on secret codes hidden in old texts and works of art, but that’s pretty much where the similarities end.
www.groundlings-review.com /blog/2006/03/book-review-rule-of-four.asp   (785 words)

  
 ReadingGroupGuides.com - The Rule of Four by Ian Caldwell and Dustin Thomason
ReadingGroupGuides.com - The Rule of Four by Ian Caldwell and Dustin Thomason
And two students, Tom Sullivan and Paul Harris, are a hair's breadth from solving the mysteries of the Hypnerotomachia Poliphili--a renowned text attributed to an Italian nobleman, a work that has baffled scholars since its publication in 1499.
Suddenly the stakes are raised, and as the two friends sift through the codes and riddles at the heart of the text, they are beginnning to see the manuscript in a new light--not simply as a story of faith, eroticism and pedantry, but as a bizarre, coded mathematical maze.
www.readinggroupguides.com /guides3/rule_of_four1.asp   (959 words)

  
 Amazon.co.uk: The Rule of Four: Books: Ian Caldwell,Dustin Thomason   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-27)
This book isn't bad, don't be put off by the negative comments here; decide for yourself, but read it at face value; not in comparison to other work and don't expect it (in common with all other books) to do what it says on the tin!
The last but perhaps most important point is the research that dwells behind this magnum opus as the subject of the book (a book itself, the Hypnerotomachia Poliophili, only recently translated) really exists but is so little understood.
But the final conclusion is not the books only purpose as the one to share the special bond of friendship between four students and how their last years at university changes their lives forever.
www.amazon.co.uk /Rule-Four-Ian-Caldwell/dp/0099451956   (1218 words)

  
 USATODAY.com - Eggheads, take a crack at this mystery   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-27)
The two books are very different in their details, and you'll need to be more of an egghead to appreciate the intricacies of The Rule of Four.
The Rule of Four focuses on a pair of super-smart Princeton University roommates, Tom Sullivan and Paul Harris, who race to decode the Hypnerotomachia Poliphili, an actual but obscure 15th-century book.
He is being pushed and pulled to discover the book's secrets by two feuding scholarly acquaintances of Tom's father, both of whom have been obsessed with the book for decades.
www.usatoday.com /life/books/reviews/2004-06-02-the-rule-of-four_x.htm   (564 words)

  
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 clock — watching time, the only true currency » » BOOK: The Rule of Four
While this tale is also a present-day mystery centered around a historical document/investigation, The Rule of Four has none of the enticing (and maddening) depth of Eco’s The Name of the Rose or Foucault’s Pendulum.
It builds in richness through the first half of the book, mixing story-telling and inventive use of history… but then the rest of the book drove me nuts, because the story dribbled out.
The Rule of Four is much more about the story, which is why it’s a quick read.
www.pencoyd.com /clock/2004/07/14/book-the-rule-of-four   (305 words)

  
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The only exclusion to this rule shall be for the maker’s mark.
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For a win to qualify toward a move-up there shall be at least four #3 riders within the appropriate Division in the match.
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