• WordNet 3.6
    • n hurling a traditional Irish game resembling hockey; played by two teams of 15 players each
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In the movie "The Exorcist" the vomit that (Regan) Linda Blair hurls at Father Damien Karras is thick pea soup
    • Hurling A kind of game at ball, formerly played. "Hurling taketh its denomination from throwing the ball."
    • Hurling The act of throwing with force.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Pitcher Joe Nuxhall of the Cincinnati Reds hurled his first major-league game in 1944. Nuxhall, the youngest pitcher in major league baseball, was only 15 years, 10 months and 11 days old when he pitched that game against the St. Louis Cardinals.
    • n hurling A game in which opposite parties strive to hurl or force a ball through their opponents' goal, or to place it at one of two points in a district of country. As described by Carew in Cornwall in 1602, the former was called hurling to goal, and the latter (in which the people of the whole district took sides) hurling to the country. As played at the present time in Ireland, the game is the same as hockey.
    • n hurling Strife.
    • n hurling The young of the common perch.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: 40% of women have hurled footwear at a man.
    • Hurling a game in which a ball is forced through the opponent's goal, hockey
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  • Dorothy Parker
    “This book is not to be tossed lightly aside, but to be hurled with great force.”


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary


In literature:

Without a moment's hesitation he gave the cruel orders that sent his associates hurling over the precipice.
"The Root of Evil" by Thomas Dixon
Warruk hurled a bellow of ridicule after the fugitive and then turned his attention to the food bedecking the sand.
"The Black Phantom" by Leo Edward Miller
To be hurled against their sharp edges meant death, certain and speedily.
"The Snowshoe Trail" by Edison Marshall
He hurled it, hurled that hammer that always came back to his hand.
"The Children of Odin" by Padraic Colum
If despair should then seize him, hurl him down, and return in triumph to hell.
"Faustus his Life, Death, and Doom" by Friedrich Maximilian von Klinger
He fairly hewed his way into the ruck of the dauntless sailors who had no more bricks to hurl.
"Blackbeard: Buccaneer" by Ralph D. Paine
Of our enemies, however, all had either fallen wounded, or had been hurled from the secret path and overwhelmed by the sand.
"The Great White Queen" by William Le Queux
In a moment the governess was hurled bleeding and half alive to the ground, and one of her slaves, who came to her aid, was killed.
"Historic Tales, Vol. 8 (of 15)" by Charles Morris
He seized the raging man by the collar and hurled him into a corner.
"Little Lost Sister" by Virginia Brooks
The magazine was not hurled at people's heads; it was not thrust on them.
"The Creators" by May Sinclair

In poetry:

If Jove at that moment had hurled
The earth in some other rotation,
Along with your Julia whirled,
You had felt not the shock of creation.
"To A Moralist" by Friedrich von Schiller
Since this reaper began reaping,
Millions have by him been hurl'd,
And have, from life's busy scenes, been
Gathered—to the "spirit-world."
"The Reaper" by Benjamin Cutler Clark
Be sober, pious, and sincere,
And worship God with Christian fear,
If not — I will be bold to say,
That you'll be hurl'd to hell, one day.
"The Unhappy State Of The Ungodly, After Death" by Rees Prichard
"Nor even match, though keen and strong,
And all aglow with swiftest fire,
That silent speed which hurls along
The far word lightnings of the wire.
"The Gods And The Winds" by Alexander Anderson
Love is the light of the world, my dear,
Heigho, but the world is gloomy;
The light has failed and the lamp down hurled,
Leaves only darkness to me.
"Lyrics Of Love And Sorrow" by Paul Laurence Dunbar
Columbia's braves unfaltering stand
And still their deadly missiles hurl,
Their thunders shake the solid land,
Their sulph'rous clouds sublimely curl.
"On Buena Vista's Field" by Henry Pelham Holmes Bromwell

In news:

Pumpkins hurling through the hair, at a distance of up to 1300 feet.
I get plenty of "old man" jokes hurled my way.
Magician hurls playing card record 72 yards.
Here's a fun game to play the next time you run across Renee Zellweger: Hurl every insulting thing you've ever thought about her or your ex or your parents or the president at her.
Today Berger hurled new accusations at the Caster campaign.
WHEN God made the world, says a Sardinian legend, He gathered up all the leftover bits of dirt, hurled them down and stamped His foot on them.
His long arms and legs were perfect for hurling a baseball from the mound to home plate, which he learned to do with astonishing speed.
Why waste one's energy hurling sticks and stones when slander will do the job without lifting a finger.
It started with Kory Clarke, the lead singer of Warrior Soul, hurling imprecations against "12 years of Republican administrations".
Sometimes, all you want to do is hurl yourself down a flight of stairs, especially if you're a toddler.
Is a celebration of all things tomato-based and is the only Milwaukee festival that encourages the hurling of tomatoes at friends and strangers.
Punches were thrown and objects were hurled at moderators' heads.
Ever felt like hurling your camera.
A 25-year-old female passenger on a Cleveland RTA bus hurled insults at the bus driver.
In the existence of the South Atlantic League, and formerly as the Western Carolinas League, no pitcher had ever hurled a nine-inning perfect game .

In science:

Barnes, C., Plagnol, V., Fitzgerald, T., Redon, R., Marchini, J., Clayton, D. and Hurles, M. (2008). A robust statistical method for case-control association testing with copy number variation.
Kernel-based aggregation of marker-level genetic association tests involving copy-number variation