slinging


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sling 1

 (slĭng)
n.
1.
a. A weapon consisting of a looped strap in which a stone is whirled and then let fly.
b. A slingshot.
2. A looped rope, strap, or chain for supporting, cradling, or hoisting something, especially:
a. A band suspended from the neck to support an injured arm or hand.
b. A length of fabric worn on the body for carrying an infant.
c. A strap of a shoe that fits over the heel.
d. A strap used to carry a rifle over the shoulder.
e. Nautical A rope or chain that attaches to the mast and supports a yard.
3. The act of hurling something.
tr.v. slung (slŭng), sling·ing, slings
1.
a. To hurl with a sling: sling stones.
b. To throw or fling: "He ripped out the fish guts and slung them to the gulls" (Donna Morrissey).
2.
a. To move by means of a sling; raise or lower in a sling: sling cargo into a hold.
b. To place in a hanging or supported position: sling a towel over one's shoulder.
Idiom:
slings and arrows
Difficulties or hardships.

[Middle English slinge.]

sling′er n.

sling 2

 (slĭng)
n.
A drink consisting of brandy, whiskey, or gin, sweetened and usually lemon-flavored.

[Origin unknown.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.slinging - throwing with a wide motion (as if with a sling)
throw - the act of throwing (propelling something with a rapid movement of the arm and wrist); "the catcher made a good throw to second base"
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The requirement of manpower and number of suspensory ropes for slinging the animal has been furnished in the Table 2.
During slinging the animals were provided with sufficient clean water and good quality hay and protected from companion animals so that the animals would not be harassed nor trodden nor robbed of feed.
Slinging duration was fixed depending on the body weight of the animal and duration of suffering in recumbent state.