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throw

1. an act or result of throwing dice
2. 
a. the eccentricity of a cam
b. the radial distance between the central axis of a crankshaft and the axis of a crankpin forming part of the shaft
3. a sheet of fabric used for draping over an easel or unfinished painting, etc., to keep the dust off
4. Geology the vertical displacement of rock strata at a fault
5. Physics the deflection of a measuring instrument as a result of a sudden fluctuation

throw

[thrō]
(engineering)
The scattering of fragments in a blasting operation.
(geology)
The vertical component of dip separation on a fault, or generally the amount of vertical displacement on any fault.
(mechanical engineering)
The maximum diameter of the circle moved by a rotary part.
(computer science)

throw

1. The horizontal or vertical axial distance an airstream travels after leaving an air outlet to the point where the airstream velocity is reduced to a specific value; also called blow.
2. The effective distance between a lighting fixture and the area being lighted.
3. The maximum distance that a bolt projects when it is fully extended.
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In addition, these two recent music video projects, Bela Flecks Throw Down Your Heart and Mark Johnson's Playing for Change, make a powerful case for Africa as the cornerstone of contemporary popular culture and the musical heart and soul of the planet.
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A 1904 treaty gave Bolivia duty-free access to the port, yet companies have been hesitant to throw down money during a past privatization attempt, since 60% of the traffic is coming from or going to Bolivia.
He remounted and the John Dunloptrained raider was then the only filly to throw down a serious challenge to Nebraska Tornado, ridden by Richard Hughes,but the winner ran on well to succeed in the Prix de Diane Hermes.
Goff or Boyle: Has to be Bod, but big ups to Sean cause he can still throw down the 5's.