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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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He had thrown off his green jerkin, and his chest was covered only by a pink silk jupon, or undershirt, cut low in the neck and sleeveless.
When the time was ripe, the spies were thrown off my track.
Away went the horse full gallop; and before Hans knew what he was about, he was thrown off, and lay on his back by the road-side.
But the balloon will not rise until you have thrown off a little ballast.
it seemed to Philip that they had thrown off the guard which people wear on their expression, the homage to convention, and he saw them now as they really were.
She had thrown off her slippers, and one long, slender foot was exposed; the other was doubled up underneath her body.
But I've been thrown off and bucked off enough not to be over-confident.
Most often, as is the case in Flintshire and near my home, these are tenant farmers who are thrown off their farms and lose their livelihood so these fat cat companies can make a huge profit.
Victim Lindsey Hawkins, 28, was thrown off in the attack and is in an induced coma after surgery for bleeding on the brain.
GARY STAGES PODIUM WIN A DANCING tax worker who was thrown off a nightclub's podium because he's a man has won a victory for male dancer power.
Summary: Billions of tonnes of material were thrown off the sun on Monday April 16, in a spectacular "solar prominence".
A WOMAN was airlifted to hospital after being thrown off her scooter.