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The Quidditch foul of locking broom handles with another player to pull him or her off course (QA6).


One of the 700 fouls committed in one game in 1473 - the very first Quidditch World Cup (QA6).

During the 2014 Quidditch World Cup play-off for third place, the brooms of US teammates Darius Smackhammer and Lucas Piquery were locked together due to the flying skills of Japan's Seeker, Noriko Sato. It was not considered to be a foul because they were on the same team (Pm).

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Etymology

To "blurt" is to say quickly whatever comes first into your head. (http://www.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/english/blurt)

From the Web

Writing by J.K. Rowling on Pottermore: History of the Quidditch World Cup

Screenshots of the Daily Prophet's coverage of the 2014 Quidditch World Cup: http://imgur.com/a/AXutv

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