fling down


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w>fling down

vt sep (lit)runterschmeißen (inf); to fling down the gauntletden Fehdehandschuh hinwerfen or hinschleudern
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As long as you keep her propeller under water and take care, say, not to fling down barrels of oil on top of bales of silk, or deposit an iron bridge-girder of five ton or so upon a bed of coffee-bags, you have done about all in the way of duty that the cry for prompt despatch will allow you to do.
The days of the far-off future would toil onward, still with the same burden for her to take up, and bear along with her, but never to fling down; for the accumulating days and added years would pile up their misery upon the heap of shame.
These must be perfectly fitted, but allow enough freedom of movement for the dancing children to perform The hornpipe, the tarantella and Highland fling down the catwalk.