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throwing


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Throw  \Throw\,  v.  t.  [imp.  {Threw}  (thr[udd]);  p.  p.  {Thrown} 
  (thr[=o]n);  p.  pr  &  vb  n.  {Throwing}.]  [OE.  [thorn]rowen, 
  [thorn]rawen,  to  throw,  to  twist,  AS  [thorn]r[=a]wan  to 
  twist,  to  whirl;  akin  to  D.  draaijen  G.  drehen  OHG. 
  dr[=a]jan,  L.  terebra  an  auger,  gimlet,  Gr  ?  to  bore,  to 
  turn,  ?  to  pierce,  ?  a  hole.  Cf  {Thread},  {Trite},  {Turn}, 
  v.  t.] 
  1.  To  fling,  cast,  or  hurl  with  a  certain  whirling  motion  of 
  the  arm,  to  throw  a  ball;  --  distinguished  from  to  toss 
  or  to  bowl. 
 
  2.  To  fling  or  cast  in  any  manner;  to  drive  to  a  distance 
  from  the  hand  or  from  an  engine;  to  propel;  to  send  as 
  to  throw  stones  or  dust  with  the  hand;  a  cannon  throws  a 
  ball;  a  fire  engine  throws  a  stream  of  water  to  extinguish 
  flames. 
 
  3.  To  drive  by  violence;  as  a  vessel  or  sailors  may  be 
  thrown  upon  a  rock. 
 
  4.  (Mil.)  To  cause  to  take  a  strategic  position;  as  he  threw 
  a  detachment  of  his  army  across  the  river. 
 
  5.  To  overturn;  to  prostrate  in  wrestling;  as  a  man  throws 
  his  antagonist. 
 
  6.  To  cast,  as  dice;  to  venture  at  dice. 
 
  Set  less  than  thou  throwest  --Shak. 
 
  7.  To  put  on  hastily;  to  spread  carelessly. 
 
  O'er  his  fair  limbs  a  flowery  vest  he  threw.  --Pope. 
 
  8.  To  divest  or  strip  one's  self  of  to  put  off 
 
  There  the  snake  throws  her  enameled  skin.  --Shak. 
 
  9.  (Pottery)  To  form  or  shape  roughly  on  a  throwing  engine, 
  or  potter's  wheel,  as  earthen  vessels. 
 
  10.  To  give  forcible  utterance  to  to  cast;  to  vent. 
 
  I  have  thrown  A  brave  defiance  in  King  Henry's 
  teeth.  --Shak. 
 
  11.  To  bring  forth;  to  produce,  as  young;  to  bear;  --  said 
  especially  of  rabbits. 
 
  12.  To  twist  two  or  more  filaments  of  as  silk,  so  as  to  form 
  one  thread;  to  twist  together,  as  singles,  in  a  direction 
  contrary  to  the  twist  of  the  singles  themselves;  -- 
  sometimes  applied  to  the  whole  class  of  operations  by 
  which  silk  is  prepared  for  the  weaver.  --Tomlinson. 
 
  {To  throw  away}. 
  a  To  lose  by  neglect  or  folly;  to  spend  in  vain;  to 
  bestow  without  a  compensation;  as  to  throw  away 
  time;  to  throw  away  money. 
  b  To  reject;  as  to  throw  away  a  good  book,  or  a  good 
  offer. 
 
  {To  throw  back}. 
  a  To  retort;  to  cast  back  as  a  reply. 
  b  To  reject;  to  refuse. 
  c  To  reflect,  as  light. 
 
  {To  throw  by},  to  lay  aside;  to  discard;  to  neglect  as 
  useless;  as  to  throw  by  a  garment. 
 
  {To  throw  down},  to  subvert;  to  overthrow;  to  destroy;  as  to 
  throw  down  a  fence  or  wall. 
 
  {To  throw  in}. 
  a  To  inject,  as  a  fluid. 
  b  To  put  in  to  deposit  with  others  to  contribute;  as 
  to  throw  in  a  few  dollars  to  help  make  up  a  fund;  to 
  throw  in  an  occasional  comment. 
  c  To  add  without  enumeration  or  valuation,  as  something 
  extra  to  clinch  a  bargain. 
 
  {To  throw  off}. 
  a  To  expel;  to  free  one's  self  from  as  to  throw  off  a 
  disease. 
  b  To  reject;  to  discard;  to  abandon;  as  to  throw  off 
  all  sense  of  shame;  to  throw  off  a  dependent. 
  c  To  make  a  start  in  a  hunt  or  race.  [Eng.] 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Throwing  \Throw"ing\, 
  a.  &  n.  from  {Throw},  v. 
 
  {Throwing  engine},  {Throwing  mill},  {Throwing  table},  or 
  {Throwing  wheel}  (Pottery),  a  machine  on  which  earthenware  is 
  first  rudely  shaped  by  the  hand  of  the  potter  from  a  mass 
  of  clay  revolving  rapidly  on  a  disk  or  table  carried  by  a 
  vertical  spindle;  a  potter's  wheel. 




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