throwing board


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n throwing board a device resembling a sling that is used in various primitive societies to propel a dart or spear
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In literature:

Throw your officers on board of her, and they will then have no chance to escape.
"Up the River" by Oliver Optic
The players stand at a throwing line from ten to fifteen feet from the board.
"Games for the Playground, Home, School and Gymnasium" by Jessie H. Bancroft
They could not hear the board give way, throwing him on his haunches.
"Frank of Freedom Hill" by Samuel A. Derieux
A combustible invented by the knights of Malta to throw among their besiegers, and afterwards used in boarding Turkish galleys.
"The Sailor's Word-Book" by William Henry Smyth
I will throw mine into the boat, and we will keep yours on board.
"Condemned as a Nihilist" by George Alfred Henty
It is a figure made of paste-board, and it throws out its legs and arms.
"Child-Land" by Oscar Pletsch
When he uttered his usual exclamation the Senator felt strongly inclined to throw the board at his head.
"The Dodge Club" by James De Mille
Tsau Guo Gui has two small boards, (Yin Yang Ban), which he can throw into the air.
"The Chinese Fairy Book" by Various
Continuous narration is the flat board on to which the novelist throws everything.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 3 (of 25)" by Robert Louis Stevenson
All they know to do is throw infantry against a ship and try to board her.
"The Moghul" by Thomas Hoover

In news:

Now the San Francisco Board of Supervisors is considering throwing in its two cents with a resolution condemning the Israeli act.
The International Lumberjack Tournament in Mackinaw City is a weekend of competitions, including: axe throw, boom run, speed birling, log roll, pole climb, spring board and timed sawing events.
AP FILE PHOTO Backdropped by Tower Bridge in London, hundreds of students from more than 100 nationalities toss their mortar boards into the air in a Guinness World Record attempt for the most people throwing mortar boards simultaneously.
French corporate raider Vincent Bollore has captured four seats on the board of Havas, throwing a shadow over the future of the holding company, which includes one of the biggest names in medical advertising, Euro RSCG Life.
The board is packing a pay-as-you-throw system in which property owners would pay for specially marked bags for disposal of non-renewables.
After throwing light jabs for several rounds with Town of Winton government officials, the chairman of the Hertford County Board of Commissioners unlaced the proverbial leather and tossed the first real punch.
I was very excited to hear that she was finally throwing her hat in the ring for a seat on the Davis Board of Education.
"Jocky" rhymed usefully with "oche", the throwing line where he would stand, sweating liberally and swaying slightly, aiming at the board with a snatch of his fingers and a pursing of his lips, as if to kiss each dart goodbye.
The Fab Freshman is built for speed and power with a game that throws back hoop junkies to the days of Charles Barkley with a willingness to just battle on the boards and power in to score.
A Whitney Point senior started pitching as a little boy, honing his craft by throwing against his father's barn, breaking some boards along the way.
Parents with kids have jam packed Tuesday's ABC board meeting, saying their kids go to Cleveland Elementary in NW DC, and they don't want the All Souls Tavern opening a stone's throw from their school.
One of my woodworking friends defines offcuts as boards that are too short to be useful, but too good to throw away.
TEMPERANCE — Three write-in candidates, including two retired teachers, are running for seats on the Bedford Board of Education on Nov 6, but there is time for others to throw their hats in the ring.

In science:

An example is the experiment performed in the middle of the nineteenth century, consisting of throwing a needle randomly on a board notched with parallel lines, and inferring the value of π from the number of times the needle intersects a line; this is known as Buffon’s needle problem, see for example .
Monte Carlo: Basics