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"stroke of luck", "stroke of misfortune", "stroke of insight", etcEdit

I think we are missing this sense. ---> Tooironic 01:50, 30 May 2010 (UTC)

Maybe. It's like "a blow or hit", but figurative. Equinox 13:28, 30 May 2010 (UTC)

Deletion debateEdit

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  • "A single act of striking with a weapon" redundant to "A blow or hit".
  • "A streak of paint made with a brush" redundant to "A line drawn with a pen or other writing implement".

Also, some {{rfc-def}}s, where the definition lines use "stroke" without explaining what it means:

  • "(linguistics) A stroke of a Chinese character".
  • "(art) A stroke of pen or brush".

The latter, if I understand it correctly, is redundant to "A line drawn with a pen or other writing implement", but maybe I don't.​—msh210 17:52, 9 February 2010 (UTC)

Incidentally, we're missing a sense, but I don't know what it means: google:"knead * strokes".​—msh210 18:05, 9 February 2010 (UTC)
Delete first two listed senses. As an aside, we seem to have {{rfc-sense}} as well, so two templates for just about the same thing. Mglovesfun (talk) 18:11, 9 February 2010 (UTC)
Since when is a paint brush "a pen or other writing implement"?--Prosfilaes 23:23, 9 February 2010 (UTC)
Generally the article is a bit messy. Mglovesfun (talk) 12:27, 10 February 2010 (UTC)

deleted all three senses tagged. -- Prince Kassad 14:45, 10 February 2011 (UTC)

Also obsolete past tense of strike?Edit

Equinox 09:02, 9 December 2017 (UTC)

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