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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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Throw Down Your Heart documents a journey through Uganda, Tanzania, Gambia, and Mali that began when banjo virtuoso Bela Fleck decided to take his instrument back to its roots.
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.
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TEETON MILL can throw down the gauntlet to Ireland's brilliant Gold Cup hope Florida Pearl by taking Saturday's Mitsubishi Shogun Chase at Ascot.
Currently, Turco-Teutonic hip-hop is in its gangsta phase, and Berlin's acknowledged champ is Savas, a skillful rapper who can throw down in a number of languages, including English.
Sparrows will mischievously throw down the buds while squirrels will simply chew shoots down.
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Jane Williams, 40, from Dyffryn Ardudwy in Gwynedd, is taking part in The Great British Pottery Throw Down, which began last night on BBC Two.

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