hurling


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hurl·ing

 (hûr′lĭng)
n.
An Irish game resembling lacrosse played with a broad-bladed, netless stick.

hurling

(ˈhɜːlɪŋ)
n
(Team Sports, other than specified) a traditional Irish game resembling hockey and lacrosse, played with sticks and a ball between two teams of 15 players each

hurl•ing

(ˈhɜr lɪŋ)

n.
an Irish game resembling field hockey or lacrosse, played by two teams of 15 players each.
[1350–1400]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.hurling - a traditional Irish game resembling hockey; played by two teams of 15 players each
field game - an outdoor game played on a field of specified dimensions
Translations

hurling

[ˈhɜːlɪŋ] n (Sport) → hurling m
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For a moment they watched and then, as though to break a spell that hung over them, they began hurling the ball wildly about, and amid a se- ries of fierce animal-like cries from the coach, the runners of the Winesburg team scampered home.
shouted Magua, hurling his tomahawk with violence at the unresisting speaker, and gnashing his teeth with a rage that could no longer be bridled at this sudden exhibition of firmness in the one he believed the weakest of the party.
Just then he saw the goblin rising in his stirrups, and in the very act of hurling his head at him.
Meantime, Gabriel, ascending to the main-royal mast-head, was tossing one arm in frantic gestures, and hurling forth prophecies of speedy doom to the sacrilegious assailants of his divinity.
So it was that one night, as Jurgis was on his way out with his gang, an engine and a loaded car dashed round one of the innumerable right-angle branches and struck him upon the shoulder, hurling him against the concrete wall and knocking him senseless.
The glacier streams gather and flow through it in a broad and rushing brook to a narrow cleft between lofty precipices; here the rushing brook becomes a mad torrent and goes booming and thundering down toward Kandersteg, lashing and thrashing its way over and among monster boulders, and hurling chance roots and logs about like straws.
Pity, Jane, from some people is a noxious and insulting sort of tribute, which one is justified in hurling back in the teeth of those who offer it; but that is the sort of pity native to callous, selfish hearts; it is a hybrid, egotistical pain at hearing of woes, crossed with ignorant contempt for those who have endured them.
As she paced the walk, the black night opened over the sea, and showed her the murderer in the field hurling the Spud of the plow into the air.
He broke him, and, hurling him on high, cast him dead at the feet of Dingaan, crying in a great voice:--
He spake: and to confirm his words, out-flew Millions of flaming swords, drawn from the thighs Of mighty Cherubim; the sudden blaze Far round illumin'd hell: highly they rag'd Against the Highest, and fierce with grasped arm's Clash'd on their sounding shields the din of war, Hurling defiance toward the vault of Heav'n.
She did, he said, make certain signs upon the wound, and repeated certain mysterious words, which he blessed God he understood not, when the iron head of a square cross-bow bolt disengaged itself from the wound, the bleeding was stanched, the wound was closed, and the dying man was, within a quarter of an hour, walking upon the ramparts, and assisting the witness in managing a mangonel, or machine for hurling stones.
With his free arm, the Persian drew the young man to his chest and, suddenly, the mirror turned, in a blinding daze of cross-lights: it turned like one of those revolving doors which have lately been fixed to the entrances of most restaurants, it turned, carrying Raoul and the Persian with it and suddenly hurling them from the full light into the deepest darkness.