lobbed lobbed  /ˈlɑbd/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) an easy return of a tennis ball in a high arc
  2. (n) the act of propelling something (as a ball or shell etc.) in a high arc
  3. (v) propel in a high arc

Usage(s):

  1. Or at least a profoundly destabilizing force, an army prepared to act on the inflammatory words lobbed between evangelical Christian ministers and anti-American Muslim clerics.
  2. A second wave of police arrived and tried to smoke their targets out; they lobbed perhaps 20 tear-gas canisters into the apartment and shot hundreds of rounds at the windows.
  3. Naval gunboats lobbed round after round into the business district, where fires raged out of control because of the lack of water and power.

News

  1. Dog Park Assault

    Don’t mess with this woman! Police in Austin say Rebecca Trammell threw dog feces at a man, lobbed a rock at him, and then spat on him when he failed to pick up after his pet. She’s facing a charge …
    on June 24, 2013     Source: Nightcap TV

  2. Austin woman throws dog waste at man

    Police in Austin say a woman threw dog feces at a man, lobbed a rock at him and then spat on him when he failed to pick up after his pet.
    on June 22, 2013     Source: KXAN 36 Austin

  3. Police: Upset Austin woman throws dog poop at man

    Austin police say a woman threw dog feces at a man, lobbed a rock at him and then spat on him when he failed to pick up after his pet.
    on June 22, 2013     Source: KPRC Local 2 Houston

Quotes

  1. "Instead what we got was a few short term political stunts, a few things lobbed on the table at the last moment, a few homilies from Mr Costello about what we should do with our tax system," Mr Brumby said. "The reality is the states have got...
    on Mar 29, 2007 By: John Brumby Source: Sydney Morning Herald

  2. "I wanted to come in today," Williams told reporters. "I got lobbed a few times. I got passed a few times. But ultimately I think it really made a difference because I was trying to move forward."
    on Sep 5, 2007 By: Venus Williams Source: Reuters.uk

  3. Charles Adair QC said that after his arrest, Stone said: "My intention was to walk into the debating chamber and look for where Adams, McGuinness and Sinn Fein were sitting. I would have lobbed several nail bombs to cause confusion. I planned to...
    on May 12, 2008 By: Michael Stone Source: BBC News

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