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Hurtle   /hˈərtəl/   Listen
Hurtle

verb
(past & past part. hurtled; pres. part. hurtling)
1.
Move with or as if with a rushing sound.
2.
Make a thrusting forward movement.  Synonyms: hurl, lunge, thrust.
3.
Throw forcefully.  Synonyms: cast, hurl.






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"Hurtle" Quotes from Famous Books



... the firing from the plain; the bullets hurtle around our heads, and the clamour of our foemen reaches our ears with fierce thrilling import. We hear the crackling of faggots, and the spurting hissing noise of many fires; but perceive no blaze—only the thick smoke rising ...
— The Wild Huntress - Love in the Wilderness • Mayne Reid

... to the assault. The engines of war are all put in motion at the same moment. Bands of men, under cover of their upraised shields, drag the rams close to the wall. With these battering-rams they hammer at the wall, while stones and arrows hurtle down on their steel roof. Other companies rush intrepidly forward with long scaling-ladders, and strive to hook them to the top of the wall. The Saracens, with equal energy and courage, labor to cast ...
— With Spurs of Gold - Heroes of Chivalry and their Deeds • Frances Nimmo Greene

... pointing to his note, "if this clause becomes law, swine fever will rage through the land like a demoniacal possession. The myriad pigs of Great Britain, possessed of the devils of Socialism, will be turned into Gadarene swine hurtling down to destruction. You can show how they hurtle, like this—" He flickered his bands. ...
— The Fortunate Youth • William J. Locke

... the exact place —no, he was making a mistake—that was the place where the other body had lain. He explained apologetically that he had got rather mixed up between the two bodies—that of Johanna Cobbett and Sophy Hurtle. ...
— The Lodger • Marie Belloc Lowndes

... the back stroke, and the boat spun round like a top into what seemed to be the seething center of a submarine volcano, for, with a roar that made the timbers of the boat vibrate, the gray whale spouted not six feet from where the boy was sitting. Dimly he saw the harpoon hurtle through the spray and the sharp crack of the explosion ...
— The Boy With the U. S. Fisheries • Francis Rolt-Wheeler

... flank, and lance in rest, On the old knight's foes I flash; The caitiffs I scatter to east and west With clang and hurtle and crash; Leave them the law, as knaves learn it best, In bruise, ...
— Poetical Works of George MacDonald, Vol. 2 • George MacDonald



Words linked to "Hurtle" :   travel, lunge, go, catapult, bowl, dart, riposte, move, locomote, dash, throw, crash, sling, cast, precipitate, hurl



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