Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A start in a hunt or race.
- n. In printing, a mechanism which prevents or throws off impressions while other parts of the printing-machine continue at work or revolving.
- n. An incidental product.
- n. UK A start in a hunt or a race.
- n. A throw taken from the centre line which resumes play after each goal and at the start of each period.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. engraving A start in a hunt or a race.
- v. get rid of
- v. get rid of
“First, he plagerizes, then admits it with the throw-off statement that they are just words.”
“We've never had a throw-off, but we have pretty similar arms," Carson says.”
“We got rid of King George III during the Revolutionary War, and now history is repeating itself, and Americans need to again stand in solidarity and throw-off the yoke of oppression.”
“However, if you throw-off the Democratic Party for the time being and run as an Independent, choosing a VP wisely, the “people” will know that you will appear on the Presidential ballots and therefore will actually be in the race and in a position where a real grassroots campaign will allow you to have a chance of winning.”
“Now, you might think that singing bass is essentially a throw-off occupation, but let me tell ya.”
“Second, growing limitations on external cash resources prompted firms to fund growth businesses that needed capital investment from more mature and profitable businesses with cash throw-off.”
“Then, when you return, a grand throw-off, and the little home pleasanter by the contrast.”
“And he always wound up the narrative of his first and last fox-hunt by invoking terrible ends to himself, if ever he "threw leg over dog-hoss ag'in, to see a throw-off.”
“One week prior to the meeting on the beach a young detective known as Dudie Dunne, owing to the fact that he often assumed the rôle of a dude as a throw-off, was seated in a hotel smoking-room when a shrewd-faced, athletic-looking man approached him and said:”
“Ten o'clock, the hour fixed for the throw-off, came and went, and still”
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