We noticed large quantities of bat guano along the floor of the cave.
The children drew pictures of bats and witches at halloween.
This is a picture of a rare vampire bat.
A huge cloud of bats flew out of the cavern at dusk.
He tore around the track like a bat out of hell. (metaphor)
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1
The thugs broke car windows with baseball bats.
The bats in major league baseball are still made of wood, not composites.
He hit the ball so hard that the bat broke.
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 4, 5
NOTE: much shorter and fatter than objects of Sense 2
Are the squash bats packed in the car?
We borrowed Mary's bats to play table tennis.
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 3
The cat sent the ball of yarn across the floor with a bat of its paw.
With a bat of her eyelashes, Sally told the police officer she hadn't realized how fast she'd been going.
WordNet 0.0 Sense Numbers: 2
Tom is the next player at bat.
The slugger got his elbow grazed by a fast ball and is out of the game with an injury.
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 2
He is the best bat in their ball club.
Bob Smith will be the team's opening bat today.
WordNet 0.0 Sense Numbers: 1a
The students unkindly referred to the elderly algebra teacher as an old bat.
John said the realtor didn't want him to know about the crazy old bat living next door with forty cats.
WordNet 0.0 Sense Numbers: 2b
NOTE: much shorter than the objects of Sense 2, much thinner than objects of Sense 3
The jockey had his bat tucked under his arm as he rode the racehorse to the starting gate.
He never had to use his bat on the horse, she maintained an easy 4-length lead throughout the race.
WordNet 0.0 Sense Numbers: 3c
NOTE: non-recreational function, so quite different than Sense 3 objects
The wing walker steered the wide-body jet up to the gate with his bats.
We saw the wing walker make circling motions with his bats.
WordNet 0.0 Sense Numbers: 1b
Commentary: Idiom: off_the_bat
Mary's college roommate recognized her right off the bat at their 30th class reunion.
Her son learned to read right off the bat in first grade.
They didn't like each other off the bat, it took some time to get acquainted and develop a sense of trust.
Commentary: Automatically generated NOTA sense (bbn)