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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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It's official: prolific alt-whatever songwriter Adams can throw together a bunch of demo cuts and it sounds better than 90 percent of the fully engineered albums released nowadays.
This episode seems fairly easy to assemble - just throw together some of the copious amounts of footage available from that day, and toss in a few interviews, many of which seem pretty specious - reporters from tabloid-news programs and folks who watched the spectacle on TV are featured, along with policemen who participated in the chase, as are relatives of the victims Denise Brown and Kim Goldman.