throw stick

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n throw stick a curved piece of wood; when properly thrown will return to thrower
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Usage

In literature:

It was in vain he tried to kill some of them by throwing rocks and sticks.
"An American Robinson Crusoe" by Samuel. B. Allison
Then he tried throwing sticks at them but this method, also, had no effect.
"Followers of the Trail" by Zoe Meyer
But, besides the throw-sticks, they had with them a rather unusual helper.
"Peeps at Many Lands: Ancient Egypt" by James Baikie
They used no throwing stick, or sling.
"The History of Tasmania , Volume II (of 2)" by John West
But he did not throw the stick.
"The Tale of Jolly Robin" by Arthur Scott Bailey
Throw that stick away.
"The Arkansaw Bear" by Albert Bigelow Paine
When he is not looking, I will stick my finger down my throat and throw up.
"The Saracen: Land of the Infidel" by Robert Shea
At the corner of the cabin, Leloo saw the boy throw the stick.
"Connie Morgan in the Fur Country" by James B. Hendryx
Stick to the world in which you are born, and throw no bouquets at the impossible or the unattainable.
"Oklahoma Sunshine" by Freeman E. (Freeman Edwin) Miller
But the men righted themselves again with their throwing sticks.
"Eskimo Folktales" by Unknown
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In poetry:

Of a dog touches you and makes you rise
Upon one arm to pat him; and he licks
Your hand for that. A child is throwing sticks,
Hard by, at some half-dozen cows, which fix
Upon him their unmoved contented eyes.
"Fancies At Leisure - I" by William Michael Rossetti
As vonce I valked by a dismal swamp,
There sot an old cove in the dark and damp,
And at everybody as passed that road
A stick or a stone this old cove throwed.
And venever he flung his stick or his stone,
He'd set up a song of "Let me alone."
"All We Ask Is To Be Let Alone" by Henry Howard Brownell

In news:

College students sometimes amuse themselves by throwing JELL-O against the wall to see if it sticks.
NBC News reported Tuesday morning that Mitt Romney's campaign was "throwing the kitchen sink" at President Obama: With prospects fading, the Republican challenger was trying any and all lines of attack to see what might stick.
A so-called crazed gunman was sprung with no bail by a judge tonight, a day after throwing the Flatiron District into a panic -- and left the courthouse swinging his arms and sticking out his tongue as he cursed at reporters.
Check out this video in which a girl makes the classic mistake of agreeing to throw a pinata so a guy can take a whack at it with a stick.
A Pakistani protester throws a wooden stick at a police post set on fire by other protestors, during clashes that erupted as protestors tried to approach the US embassy, in Islamabad, Pakistan, Thursday, Sept 20, 2012.
"We're going to throw as much as we can against the wall to see what sticks.".
A day in the life of Ivan Stoiljkovic, 6 years old, often includes having relatives throw coins at his chest or stick frying pans to his stomach.
"I use it to supplement my diet so I really just stick to the diet first and throw supplements on top," he says.
Mr Stockwin asks some questions to which he already knows the answers, but in this election mode, he is obviously throwing stuff at the wall to see what sticks – not the first time that's happened in this town.
However, if I was loading 4831 or 4350, for example, I couldn't get the precision I wanted simply throwing each charge of these long-grain, stick powders.
Do you throw discretion to the wind and go for the Menage 'a Trois, or play it safe and stick with the Monogamy.
Stone Tools Joe talks about using stone tools to make his throwing stick.
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In science:

But if we throw thousand coins, we can predict that about 500 will fall on one side and the rest on the opposite side (except when we cheat, or the coin sticks in the mud of a sport arena).
A Biased Review of Sociophysics
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