thrusting

Definitions

  • 63 Square thrust
    63 Square thrust
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n thrusting a sharp hand gesture (resembling a blow) "he warned me with a jab with his finger","he made a thrusting motion with his fist"
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Additional illustrations & photos:

64 Oblique thrust 64 Oblique thrust
SÔGORÔ THRUSTING THE PETITION INTO THE SHOGUN'S LITTER SÔGORÔ THRUSTING THE PETITION INTO THE SHOGUN'S LITTER
A STICK THRUST INTO THE WATER APPEARS CROOKED A STICK THRUST INTO THE WATER APPEARS CROOKED

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: For a typical lovemaking session, the man will thrust an average of 60 to 120 times.
    • Thrusting The act of pushing with force.
    • Thrusting (Dairies) The act of squeezing curd with the hand, to expel the whey.
    • Thrusting (Dairies) The white whey, or that which is last pressed out of the curd by the hand, and of which butter is sometimes made.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n thrusting In geology, the development of reversed faults by compression or thrust.
    • n thrusting The act of pushing with force.
    • n thrusting plural In cheese-making, the white whey, or that which is last pressed out of the curd by the hand, and of which butter is sometimes made. Also thrutchings.
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Quotations

  • Raoul Vaneigem
    Raoul%20Vaneigem
    “We can escape the commonplace only by manipulating it, controlling it, thrusting it into our dreams or surrendering it to the free play of our subjectivity.”
  • Frank Dane
    Frank%20Dane
    “Some have greatness thrust upon them, but not lately.”
  • William Shakespeare
    William%20Shakespeare
    “Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and others have greatness thrust upon them. [Twelfth Night]”
  • William Shakespeare
    William%20Shakespeare
    “In my stars I am above thee, but be not afraid of greatness. Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness ;thrust upon em.”
  • William Shakespeare
    William%20Shakespeare
    “Be not afraid of greatness; some are born great, some achieve greatness, and others have greatness thrust upon them.”
  • Joseph Heller
    Joseph Heller
    “Some men are born mediocre, some men achieve mediocrity, and some men have mediocrity thrust upon them.”

Usage

In literature:

Swinging down by his legs and one hand, he thrust the thorned branch of acacia deep in under the ruff.
"In the Morning of Time" by Charles G. D. Roberts
Some of his thrusts sank deep, others were stopped by bone.
"Shaman" by Robert Shea
But the barrier behind seemed to thrust them out aggressively.
"The Web of the Golden Spider" by Frederick Orin Bartlett
The hunter thrust up his hands as high as he could reach.
"Out of the Depths" by Robert Ames Bennet
He passed his hand over his eyes and made an involuntary movement as if to thrust his fingers through his hair.
"The Spoilers of the Valley" by Robert Watson
So I seized the opportunity that was thrust in my way.
"The Golden Woman" by Ridgwell Cullum
In a moment Scipio was at her side, and one arm was thrust about her waist, and he seized one of her hands.
"The Twins of Suffering Creek" by Ridgwell Cullum
It is thrust upon you whether you will or no.
"Ireland as It Is" by Robert John Buckley (AKA R.J.B.)
Nat and the others were thrust inside into pitch darkness.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science, August 1930" by Various
Men were firing in each other's faces; thrusting with the bayonet.
"Daughters of the Revolution and Their Times" by Charles Carleton Coffin
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In poetry:

The man that doth his neighbor wrong
By falsehood or by force,
The scornful eye, the sland'rous tongue
I'll thrust them from my doors.
"Psalm 101" by Isaac Watts
So brave a host hath never met,
For truth shall be their bayonet,
Whose bloodless thrusts shall scatter yet
The force of false finality!
"The Blackstone-Edge Gathering" by Ernest Jones
Twice came others, in his wallet
Thrusting bread and meat, and said:
"Now away, why stand you troubling,
Here you cannot make your bed."
"Colhorn" by John Douglas Sutherland Campbell
The birds fed where
The roots uptorn and bare
Thrust shameful at the sky;
And pewits round the tree would dip and cry
With the old pain.
"Ten o'Clock No More" by John Freeman
Four he hurt, and five he slew,
Till down he fell himsell, O;
There stood a fause lord him behin',
Who thrust him thro' body and mell, O.
"The Braes O' Yarrow" by Henry Morley
The wild October sky
Rises not so high,
The tree's roots that creep
Into the earth's body thrust not so deep
As our high and dark thought.
"Memorial" by John Freeman

In news:

Boeing's 787-8 is offered with both the 74,000-pound-thrust Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 engines and General Electric's GEnx turbofans.
Ryback thrust into WWE pay-per-view main event.
The thrust of his argument against the Iraq invasion was a classic realist 's critique of a war he denounced as "ideological".
Chevy Volt owners often find themselves thrust into a political tug-of-war over their choice of vehicle, reports Edmunds.com, a premier resource for car shopping and automotive information.
There is a powerful hind thrust and good stride.
A few days ago, a soup kitchen in Youngstown, Ohio was unexpectedly thrust into the national spotlight.
The thrust of the plot is that a new black elite has taken power.
The model was recently thrust into the news when her husband Rupert Sanders cheated with Kristen Stewart.
Watch Squat Thrust in the Fitness Magazine Video.
McElroy thrust into spotlight after win.
But for local band Forward Thrust , 1985 was the year things took an extreme turn for them.
Sometimes, manufacturers build what is called "right thrust " into the aircraft's motor box.
Huge interception vs Alabama has thrust LSU safety Eric Reid into the spotlight.
Chicago's violent reputation thrust back into national spotlight.
Romney's Mormon Faith Is Thrust Back Into Campaign Spotlight.
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In science:

Figure 7: Polar angle distributions of the signed thrust axis for (top) the vertex charge and (bottom) kaon charge channels for data (dots) and Monte Carlo (histograms).
Measurements of Z0 Electroweak Couplings at SLD
Each thrust hemisphere of a light flavor tagged event is required to contain at least one identified strange particle.
Measurements of Z0 Electroweak Couplings at SLD
The initial s quark direction is approximated by the thrust axis in the event, signed to point in the direction of negative strangeness.
Measurements of Z0 Electroweak Couplings at SLD
Figure 2: Experimental results for the average value of 1−Thrust and the C -parameter, compared to a purely perturbative prediction (dashed line) and to a calculation also including a power correction term (solid line), see eq. 2.
The LEP Trail to Non-Perturbative QCD
In this figure we can see experimental results for the average value of 1−Thrust and the C -parameter, as a function of the centre-of-mass energy √s.
The LEP Trail to Non-Perturbative QCD
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