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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Hurling  \Hurl"ing\,  n. 
  1.  The  act  of  throwing  with  force. 
 
  2.  A  kind  of  game  at  ball,  formerly  played. 
 
  Hurling  taketh  its  denomination  from  throwing  the 
  ball.  --Carew. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Hurl  \Hurl\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Hurled};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Hurling}.]  [OE.  hurlen,  hourlen  prob.  contracted  fr  OE 
  hurtlen  to  hurtle,  or  probably  akin  to  E.  whirl.  [root]16. 
  See  {Hurtle}.] 
  1.  To  send  whirling  or  whizzing  through  the  air;  to  throw 
  with  violence;  to  drive  with  great  force;  as  to  hurl  a 
  stone  or  lance. 
 
  And  hurl'd  them  headlong  to  their  fleet  and  main. 
  --Pope. 
 
  2.  To  emit  or  utter  with  vehemence  or  impetuosity;  as  to 
  hurl  charges  or  invective.  --Spenser. 
 
  3.  [Cf.  {Whirl}.]  To  twist  or  turn.  ``Hurled  or  crooked 
  feet.''  [Obs.]  --Fuller. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  hurling 
  adj  :  (archaic)  rushing  and  whirling;  "the  hurling  water" 
  n  :  a  traditional  Irish  game  resembling  hockey;  played  by  two 
  teams  of  15  players  each 




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