hurling hurling  /ˈhɜr lɪŋ/


  • (n) a traditional Irish game resembling hockey; played by two teams of 15 players each


  1. The Africans responded by hurling stones, which rattled harmlessly off the armored cars and into the police compound, stnk-ing three policemen.
  2. Two bullets hit Virgil in the chest and cheek, hurling him into a ditch as the motorbike sped on.
  3. It appeared that Speakes had been waylaid by the press as he returned to the White House from the hospital, and he was fending off hard questions that reporters were hurling at him.


  1. Things to do in Fairfield this weekend

    You can dance around the Maypole this weekend when the Scandinavian Club hosts the Swedish Midsummer Fest. Photo: Contributed Photo Get a taste of all things Irish when the 25th Fairfield County Irish Festival opens Friday night at Fairfield University , 1073 North Benson Road. Not only will there be traditional music and dancing, you can also watch some Gaelic hurling on Sunday, or watch a ...
    on June 14, 2013     Source: The Fairfield Citizen

  2. Billionaire Rupert Murdoch seeks divorce from third wife

    NEW YORK - Rupert Murdoch, the billionaire chairman of News Corp., has filed for divorce from his third wife, Wendi Deng Murdoch, who famously defended him from a pie-hurling assailant.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: The Fargo Forum

  3. Amanda Bynes Calls Miley Cyrus & Drake 'Ugly'

    After a brief period of calm, Amanda Bynes is hurling insults on Twitter again.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Access Hollywood via Yahoo! News

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  1. "Let's have some straight talk: Sen. Obama is not interested in the politics of hope; he's interested in his future. That's why he's hurling insults," McCain said as he and running mate Sarah Palin addressed a rally in Ohio.
    on Sep 17, 2008 By: John McCain Source: FOXNews

  2. "I'd be careful about opening up boxes here that could come back to haunt you," Dodd said. "We went through an impeachment process here. We have to be careful about hurling stones ...... Once you start down that road it can get ugly."
    on Sep 20, 2007 By: Chris Dodd Source: Washington Post

  3. "We need to stop hurling names like 'bigot' and 'pervert' at each other. And we need to stop it now," Archbishop George H. Niederauer said Dec. 1 in an open letter.
    on Dec 3, 2008 By: George Niederauer Source: Catholic Weekly

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