• Man thrown from horse
    Man thrown from horse
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj thrown twisted together; as of filaments spun into a thread "thrown silk is raw silk that has been twisted and doubled into yarn"
    • adj thrown caused to fall to the ground "the thrown rider got back on his horse","a thrown wrestler","a ball player thrown for a loss"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Rice is thrown at weddings as a symbol of fertility
    • Thrown a. & p. p. from Throw v.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Annually 7 million tons of textiles and clothing is thrown out. Out of this, only 12% is used again or recycled
    • thrown Twisted: as, thrown silk (which see, under silk).
    • thrown Disappointed.
    • thrown In geology and mining, moved out of its original position by a fault, or intersecting dike or vein, or fissure of any kind, whether filled with ore, gossan, flucan, or whether simply a crack. The words thrown and heaved are frequently used by miners as meaning the same thing, but properly the former has reference to the amount of vertical, the latter to the horizontal, displacement caused by a fault.
    • thrown Turned. Compare throw, transitive verb 2.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Roughly 44% of junk mail is thrown away unopened
    • adj Thrown twisted
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  • Heraclitus
    “Corpses are more fit to be thrown out than is dung.”
  • Dorothy Parker
    “This is not a novel to be tossed aside lightly. It should be thrown with great force.”
  • Jonathan Swift
    “She wears her clothes as if they were thrown on with a pitch folk.”
  • C. S. Lewis
    “Aim at heaven, and you will get earth thrown in; aim at earth, and you will get neither.”
  • Sir Arthur Helps
    Sir Arthur Helps
    “Wise sayings often fall on barren ground; but a kind word is never thrown away.”
  • Ludwig Wittgenstein
    “I sit astride life like a bad rider on a horse. I only owe it to the horse's good nature that I am not thrown off at this very moment.”


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. thráwan, to turn, to twist; Ger. drehen, to twist, L. torquēre.


In literature:

He could and would be stopped and ultimately thrown back, out of France, out of Belgium, across the Rhine and beyond!
"Winning a Cause" by John Gilbert Thompson and Inez Bigwood
Everything does get thrown about so, when the ship's rolling.
"A Final Reckoning" by G. A. Henty
He is thrown in prison by a rival baron.
"Canada: the Empire of the North" by Agnes C. Laut
They clung to the post for half an hour before a rope could be thrown to them.
"The True Story of Our National Calamity of Flood, Fire and Tornado" by Logan Marshall
On the twelfth day the mother's bangles are thrown away and new ones put on.
"The Tribes and Castes of the Central Provinces of India - Volume IV of IV" by R.V. Russell
From the summit of a tall minaret criminals used to be thrown down to be dashed to pieces on the street.
"From Pole to Pole" by Sven Anders Hedin
They told him his life was too precious to be thrown away.
"Short Studies on Great Subjects" by James Anthony Froude
Very handsome he looked, too, I dare say, in his evening clothes, with an opera-coat thrown back from his shoulders.
"The Best Short Stories of 1917" by Various
Balboa was thrown into prison and heavily ironed; he was tried for treason against the King and Pedrarias.
"South American Fights and Fighters" by Cyrus Townsend Brady
We were thrown together.
"The Easiest Way" by Eugene Walter and Arthur Hornblow

In poetry:

The star of love shone o'er us,
His arm was round me thrown
And he fondly said he loved me
And loved but me alone
"First Love" by Nora Pembroke
Those gorgeous stars were not my own,
They made me alien go!
The mother o'er her head had thrown
A veil I did not know!
"Songs of the Spring Nights" by George MacDonald
But soon the door was open thrown,--
The Dean, a goodly man;
Who lived within, had heard a moan,
And came the cause to scan.
"The Dean's Brother" by John Hartley
Some in fiery furnace thrown,
Yet escaped, unsinged their hair;
There Almighty power was shown,
For the Son of God was there.
"The True Heroes : Or, The Noble Army Of Martyrs" by Hannah More
He laid a finger under her chin,
His arm for her girdle at waist was thrown:
Now, what will happen and who will win,
With me in the fight and my lady lone?
"Penetration And Trust" by George Meredith
Still, you are near:
Who can your care withstand?
When deep eternity shall look most clear,
Sending bright waves to kiss the trembling land,
My joy shall disappear,—
A flaming torch thrown to the golden sea by your pale hand.
"A Song Before Grief" by Rose Hawthorne Lathrop

In news:

Matlack Systems Inc, Wilmington, Delaware, has thrown in the towel.
This time last year, Baylor quarterback Robert Griffin III had thrown 13 touchdown passes to just 12 incompletions through three games.
However I would have to draw the line the moment animal crap starts getting thrown.
Soon, fruits, vegetables and maybe an ice cream cone or two are thrown into the mix.
Four of the five crude firebombs thrown at the various locations were made from glass Starbucks bottles, Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly said earlier Tuesday.
The Senate's slow-moving effort to spur job creation was thrown into turmoil Thursday.
BERGEN COUNTY — Two Democrats seeking spots on the Board of Chosen Freeholders in November have thrown their support behind a public referendum on a proposed merger of the county police department with the sheriff's department.
Three people thrown from off -road vehicle, two seriously injured in rollover crash.
Because I do not believe in stockpiling items, a lot of these coupons simply get thrown away.
ABOUT 70% OF THE "WASTE STREAM" (stuff being "thrown out") CAN BE RECYCLED.
Woman thrown from stolen car as thief flees.
A judge has thrown out reckless endangerment charges against an upstate New York man accused of causing a house explosion that killed six people last year.
Protesters walk through smoke thrown by firemen and policemen during a demonstration of public service workers in Spanish Sevilla on September 29, 2012.
So one student could, and likely did, account for multiple tests thrown out by the districts.
Davis says the second pursuit ran nearly 20 miles before Coleman collided with a guardrail and was thrown from the bike.

In science:

The process can be illustrated by running against a wall and being thrown back.
Perturbing transient Random Walk in a Random Environment with cookies of maximal strength
The boundaries were set to be periodic (i.e. a torus) so that computational time was not wasted because a particle randomly leaves the grid and must be thrown away.
Quantum Diffusion-Limited Aggregation
Let T be the total number of balls that are thrown in this setting, and let Bi ∼ Bin(di , λ/kr) be the number of balls that the ith bin received.
Catching the k-NAESAT Threshold
When the dice are thrown, the best dice are compared and the bigger one wins.
On probabilities of Risk type board game combats
If σi = 1, then a ball landed i time units after the last ball was thrown.
Descent polynomials for k bubble-sortable permutations of type B