spear thrower


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Noun1.spear thrower - a device resembling a sling that is used in various primitive societies to propel a dart or spearspear thrower - 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"
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An image (and a bad one at that) of a Queensland Cape York Peninsula spear thrower has mistakenly, and unfortunately, been included (plate 7); it is only to be hoped that this does not detract from the precepts of the book.
In the exhibition, it will feature alongside other priceless artefacts from round the world, including the Montrastruc spear thrower, from Garonne, France, and the Badbury Stone, which has been linked to Stonehenge carvings.
glory by the firm than spear thrower Steve Backley or dec-athlete Dean Macey on their individual performance lines.