throwing stick


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throwing stick

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(Arms & Armour (excluding Firearms)) a primitive device for hurling a spear with greater leverage, consisting of a rod with a groove in it and a hook or projection at the back end to hold the weapon until its release
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Noun1.throwing stick - a device resembling a sling that is used in various primitive societies to propel a dart or spearthrowing stick - a device resembling a sling that is used in various primitive societies to propel a dart or spear
device - an instrumentality invented for a particular purpose; "the device is small enough to wear on your wrist"; "a device intended to conserve water"
2.throwing stick - a curved piece of woodthrowing stick - a curved piece of wood; when properly thrown will return to thrower
kiley, kylie - an Australian boomerang; one side flat and the other convex
projectile, missile - a weapon that is forcibly thrown or projected at a targets but is not self-propelled
Australia, Commonwealth of Australia - a nation occupying the whole of the Australian continent; Aboriginal tribes are thought to have migrated from southeastern Asia 20,000 years ago; first Europeans were British convicts sent there as a penal colony
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As he ran away into the darkness they re- pented of their weakness and ran after him, swear- ing and throwing sticks and great balls of soft mud at the figure that screamed and ran faster and faster into the darkness.
Together we teased Numa when we were still little apes, throwing sticks and nuts at him from the safety of high branches.
They could not restore her to life by throwing sticks at Numa, and they might even now be feeding in quiet themselves; but Tarzan was of a different mind.
The dart is suspended parallel to the throwing stick, held by the tips of the fingers at the handgrip and is launched by a sweeping motion similar to a tennis serve.
For his third project he throws a vase that is broader at the top, requiring the use of a throwing stick as an extension of his hand.
However, the date of greater than 4000 years obtained for the dart raises the possibility that the specimen may be a dart propelled by a dart thrower or throwing stick, or whip sling.
Another displays the dart and throwing stick (atlatl) used 8,000 years ago.
The boomerang is a throwing stick that will return to the thrower.
Walking the dog gives everyone a great sense of purpose, and throwing stick and balls for the pooch provides an endless source of fun.
During the battle at Wolfhausen, when the Jerries were throwing stick grenades at us, he was picking them up and throwing them back.
Or alternatively groups frantically throwing sticks up into the trees hoping to 'encourage' the conkers to fall.
We quickly found the perfect spot and spent the rest of the morning building sandcastles, collecting treasure - shells now rattling around in the boot of our car - and throwing sticks for our elderly Jack Russell, who eventually gave up and sought sanctuary in the shade of the huts.

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