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sling

Definitions

  • Explosive or Sling Fruits
    Explosive or Sling Fruits
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v sling hurl as if with a sling
    • v sling hold or carry in a sling "he cannot button his shirt with his slinged arm"
    • v sling move with a sling "sling the cargo onto the ship"
    • v sling hang loosely or freely; let swing
    • n sling bandage to support an injured forearm; consisting of a wide triangular piece of cloth hanging from around the neck
    • n sling a simple weapon consisting of a looped strap in which a projectile is whirled and then released
    • n sling a shoe that has a strap that wraps around the heel
    • n sling a plaything consisting of a Y-shaped stick with elastic between the arms; used to propel small stones
    • n sling a highball with liquor and water with sugar and lemon or lime juice
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Sling A band of rope or iron for securing a yard to a mast; -- chiefly in the plural.
    • Sling A contrivance for sustaining anything by suspension
    • n Sling A drink composed of spirit (usually gin) and water sweetened.
    • Sling A kind of hanging bandage put around the neck, in which a wounded arm or hand is supported.
    • Sling A loop of rope, or a rope or chain with hooks, for suspending a barrel, bale, or other heavy object, in hoisting or lowering.
    • Sling A strap attached to a firearm, for suspending it from the shoulder.
    • Sling An instrument for throwing stones or other missiles, consisting of a short strap with two strings fastened to its ends, or with a string fastened to one end and a light stick to the other. The missile being lodged in a hole in the strap, the ends of the string are taken in the hand, and the whole whirled rapidly round until, by loosing one end, the missile is let fly with centrifugal force.
    • Sling The act or motion of hurling as with a sling; a throw; figuratively, a stroke. "The slings and arrows of outrageous fortune.""At one sling Of thy victorius arm, well-pleasing Son."
    • Sling To hang so as to swing; as, to sling a pack.
    • Sling (Naut) To pass a rope round, as a cask, gun, etc., preparatory to attaching a hoisting or lowering tackle.
    • Sling To throw with a sling. "Every one could sling stones at an hairbreadth, and not miss."
    • Sling To throw; to hurl; to cast.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • sling To throw; fling; hurl.
    • sling To fling or throw with a jerk, with or as with a sling. See sling, n., 1.
    • sling To hang or suspend loosely or so as to swing: as, to sling a pack on one's back; to sling a rifle over one's shoulder.
    • sling To place in slings in order to hoist; move or swing by a rope from which the thing moved is suspended: as, to sling casks or bales from the hold of a ship; to sling boats, ordnance, etc.
    • sling To cut (plastic clay) into thin slices by a string or wire, for the purpose of detecting and removing small stones that may be intermixed with the clay.
    • sling To be hurled or flung.
    • sling To move with long, swinging, elastic steps.
    • sling To blow the nose with the fingers.
    • n sling Toddy with nutmeg grated on the surface. See gin-sling.
    • n sling A harness consisting of a wide girth with breast-strap and breeching, suspended from a ceiling, for supporting invalid horses in a standing position.
    • n sling A suspending chain or rope for carrying a movable platform for the use of repairers or painters.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Sling sling a strap or pocket with a string attached to each end, for hurling a stone: a throw: a hanging bandage for a wounded limb: a rope with hooks, used in hoisting and lowering weights: a sweep or swing: a stroke as from a missile thrown from a sling
    • v.t Sling to throw with a sling: to hang so as to swing: to move or swing by means of a rope: to cast
    • v.i Sling to bound along with swinging steps:
    • n Sling sling toddy with grated nutmeg.
    • v.i Sling (slang) to blow the nose with the fingers:—pa.t. and pa.p. slung
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Quotations

  • Spanish Proverb
    Spanish Proverb
    “A word from the mouth is like a stone from a sling.”

Idioms

Mud-slinging - If someone is mud-slinging, they are insulting someone and trying to damage that person's reputation.
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Sling your hook - This is used as a way of telling someone to leave or go away.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
AS. slingan,; akin to D. slingeren, G. schlingen, to wind, to twist, to creep, OHG. slingan, to wind, to twist, to move to and fro, Icel. slyngva, slöngva, to sling, Sw. slunga, Dan. slynge, Lith. slinkti, to creep

Usage

In literature:

He soon returned to the field with a sling.
"The Æsop for Children" by Æsop
It was as if those who passed him, with a glance at his arm in its sling, stopped to tell him so.
"The Triflers" by Frederick Orin Bartlett
Nalla used to catch them and sling them hard on the ground, and that stunned them.
"A Little Girl in Old Salem" by Amanda Minnie Douglas
Sling him out of the window.
"The Gold Trail" by Harold Bindloss
Sling your holster in front and tie it down when you're going to war, and never let a man come to close quarters with you.
"The Eagle's Heart" by Hamlin Garland
You can sling that over your shoulder.
"Steve Young" by George Manville Fenn
I perceived, as he went down, that he had his arm in a sling.
"Peter Simple" by Frederick Marryat
Now sling your muscle into it.
"The Aztec Treasure-House" by Thomas Allibone Janvier
I only helped to sling it on the pole, and shoulder an end.
"The Crew of the Water Wagtail" by R.M. Ballantyne
The natives of these islands were famous for their skill in the use of the sling.
"The Metamorphoses of Ovid" by Publius Ovidius Naso
He was followed by a tall man in a gray suit whose left arm was supported by a sling.
"Blacksheep! Blacksheep!" by Meredith Nicholson
Elsie will fetch you a sling.
"Bloom of Cactus" by Robert Ames Bennet
I don't carry the sling, and I'm of galactic ancestry, so I don't have a compulsion toward blood vengeance.
"The Best Made Plans" by Everett B. Cole
The warriors pluck up their lances, sling their quivers, seize their shields and bows, and leap lightly upon horseback.
"The Scalp Hunters" by Mayne Reid
As soon as he can be made to stand he may be helped up and even supported in a sling.
"Special Report on Diseases of the Horse" by United States Department of Agriculture
Their weapons were lances, swords, and slings, and some had bows and arrows.
"Notable Voyagers" by W.H.G. Kingston and Henry Frith
Alone, with only his sling for weapon, in that wild unpeopled country, the shepherd boy stands, brave and alert, ready to protect his sheep.
"Ten Boys from History" by Kate Dickinson Sweetser
Gosh, the way you sling words around.
"Valley of Wild Horses" by Zane Grey
Shall I clear our slings.
"With The Night Mail" by Rudyard Kipling
There was nothing farther from his desire than strife and turmoil, gun-slinging and a fearful notoriety.
"The Duke Of Chimney Butte" by G. W. Ogden
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In poetry:

My other beau should surely go,
And you alone should find me gracious;
For no one slings
Such odes and things
As does the lauriger Horatius!
"Horace And Lydia Reconciled" by Eugene Field
My other beau should surely go,
And you alone should find me gracious;
For no one slings such odes and things
As does the lauriger Horatius!
"The Reconciliation" by Eugene Field
There without crook or sling,
Walks the good shepherd; blossoms white and red
Round his meek temples cling;
And to sweet pastures led,
His own loved flock beneath his eye is fed.
"Life Of The Blessed" by William Cullen Bryant
"What's the use of making the young one cry?
Say, what's the use of being a fool?
Sling the little one up here whar he can see,
He won't git the snuffles a-ridin' with me,--
The night ain't any too cool."
"Golyer" by John Hay
"Sling that!" 'e sez; but I goes on:
"Ole Jim won't blame yeh when she's gone.
'E knows, the same as me an' you,
These silly tarts, they can't keep true."
I piles it on, until I've got
'Im where I want 'im -- jumpin' 'ot.
"Jim's Girl" by C J Dennis
I dinna ken what plan to tak' to mak' him swallow this,
For if I tell him that he'll dee, he kensna what it is,
An' big Daft Jock, wha slings aboot an' fears the village weans,
Has nae poo'r ow'r this rogue o' mine, wha lauchs at a' my pains.
"The Bowl O' Senna Leaf" by Alexander Anderson

In news:

Right arm tucked into a black sling, weary eyes betraying a decided lack of sleep, Ben Roethlisberger tried to stay positive after the worst -- and by far the most harrowing -- injury of his career.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Right arm tucked into a black sling, weary eyes betraying a decided lack of sleep, Ben Roethlisberger tried to stay positive after the worst — and by far the most harrowing — injury of his career.
It may be a relatively dry spring so far, but that doesn't mean there's no mud to sling.
The specialized sewing necessary to produce the slings that make up the seats is done at Schultz HQ in Palm, Pennsylvania, in a converted glove factory.
Seoul Food Truck Slings Bulgogi Burritos (Pictures).
Even for a down-ticket race, the campaign has been marked by some serious (mostly one-sided) mud-slinging.
The Right Shotgun Sling For the Right Environment Makes All The Difference.
Ben Roethlisberger left Heinz Field on Monday night with his sprained right shoulder in a sling.
It seems that every candidate is slinging dump-truck sized loads of mud at each other.
From slinging trash to living in a VW van, musician Billy Manzik is roughing it and loving it.
The Singapore Sling was created at Raffles Hotel (in, naturally, Singapore ) at the turn of the 20th century by a bartender named Ngiam Tong Boon.
On a recent Tuesday night — when you can find her slinging dollar well drinks at Tequila Rok on Crockett Street — I asked Rachel to make me a bloody mary, a … Continue reading.
More in Baby Slings .
The patent pending Integra- Sling is unique in several significant ways: 1.
This is the second part of the interview I had with Keven the director of the ' Sling Baby' video up for the chance of being played during the Super Bowl for Doritos.
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In science:

It is estimated that half of them merge with the central protostar, likely causing the interesting phenomenon of accretion bursts; the remaining ones are sling-shot out of the formation site and perhaps in the intergalactic medium.
First Stars IV: Summary Talk
Among them are the energy flows, the peculiarities in pseudorapidity distributions of dense and narrow groups of particles, the abovementioned LPM and sling effects.
Multiparticle Dynamics 1998: Summary talk
One hopes to provide the classification scheme when using this method and to find out events with special patterns (jets, minijets, DCC, ring-like events, azimuthal flows, screwiness, sling effects etc).
Multiparticle Dynamics 1998: Summary talk
In addition, Homestake personnel have experience transporting very large or awkwardly shaped cargo underground by slinging the load beneath the cage.
Reference Design Project Book: NUSEL-Homestake
Initially the upper skyrmion starts to move in the direction away from the obstruction but due to the asymmetry of the system it is able to interact with the lower skyrmion and sling shot around the edge of the barrier.
The scattering of a skyrmion configuration on asymmetric holes or barriers in a model Landau-Lifshitz equation
The behaviour of the skyrmions in this system is reminiscent of a sling-shot type motion.
The scattering of a skyrmion configuration on asymmetric holes or barriers in a model Landau-Lifshitz equation
The interaction between the two skyrmions during this period results in s2 being sling shot around the hole towards the boundary at infinity.
The scattering of a skyrmion configuration on asymmetric holes or barriers in a model Landau-Lifshitz equation
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