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fling

Dance any of various vigorous Scottish reels full of leaps and turns, such as the Highland fling
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The children were flung into it, four stout pirates raised it on their shoulders, the others fell in behind, and singing the hateful pirate chorus the strange procession set off through the wood.
His head and body were shaken, his teeth clattered painfully, and with the roughest of roughness he was flung part way down the slippery slope of deck.
As I realised this I rose, and in three steps had crossed the room, seized the handle of the door into the yard, and flung it open before me.
It was not said to one dull or deaf, but to one who enjoyed burning them more than weaving the broadest and finest web that could be; and seizing about eight at a time, she flung them out of the window.
Such legends as these, together with the singularity of her isolated existence, her age, and the infirmity that each added winter flung upon her, made Mistress Dudley the object both of fear and pity; and it was partly the result of either sentiment that, amid all the angry license of the times, neither wrong nor insult ever fell upon her unprotected head.
He struck at the weapon with his paw, and, when it was poked into him again, flung himself upon it, biting the naked iron with his teeth.
I am afraid that you must have been dreadfully bored," he said, promptly catching the ball of coquetry she had flung him.
He rose to his feet, flung aside the straw pallet upon the street urchins, and fled.
In a sweeping passion she seized a glass vase from the table and flung it upon the tiles of the hearth.
Dantes had been flung into the sea, and was dragged into its depths by a thirty-six pound shot tied to his feet.
One of the most delighted spectators at the execution was the anonymous Respector of Law who had flung the condemned.
He was constantly offending Dirk Stroeve so bitterly that he flung away, vowing he would never speak to him again; but there was a solid force in Strickland that attracted the fat Dutchman against his will, so that he came back, fawning like a clumsy dog, though he knew that his only greeting would be the blow he dreaded.