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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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To Throw Away Unopened, ironically, leaves nothing unexamined.
Campaign manager Ylva Haglund said: "Despite our love of beef in Scotland, we still throw away millions of pounds' worth every year, with an equivalent weight to 26million burgers or 13million steaks."
Richard Swannell, from Love Food Hate Waste, said: "Our research has shown that despite our love of beef, we still throw away hundreds of millions of pounds worth every year in the UK, with a weight equivalent to 150 million steaks.
Formartine boss Pele, whose side are two points off leaders Rangers, said: "It looks like Brora have only the league to throw away now as they have moved above us with games in hand."
“The USDA is projecting that Americans will throw away over 200 million pounds of turkey this Thanksgiving,” says Howard Dvorkin, CPA and founder of ConsolidatedCredit.org.
It is estimated that between now and 2020, the UK will throw away 12 million tonnes of electronic equipment, a quarter of which will be IT equipment and other goods which contain around 63 tonnes of palladium and 17 tonnes of iridium.
At the same time, supermarkets' buying policies mean they throw away huge amounts of food each year.
SPURS v QPR White Hart Lane , 4pm TOTTENHAM manager Harry Redknapp has warned his squad that they must not throw away their recent good progress.
Nooka, venerable maker of sci-fi chic watches, doesn't want you to throw away the box your new watch comes in.
Next time you throw away a cigarette butt, consider this: Many of the 4.5 trillion cigarette butts thrown away each year are found in the stomachs of dead fish.
at throw away rate ISLAMABAD, 11 June, 2009 (Frontier Star) National Assembly (NA) standing committee on railways has summoned former chairman Railways, Lt Gen (Retd) Saeed ul Zafar and G.M (M& S) Maj Gen (Retd) Hamid Hassan Butt and other members of executive committee in its next meeting to probe into the sale of 141 acre land of railways at throw away rate to Royal Palm Golf Club besides fixing the responsibility.
Food champions have been appointed by Worcestershire Council to encourage homeowners to slash the amount of waste they throw away