from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Pertaining to a catapult.

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  • adj. of or like a catapult


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  • He had taken his prisoner as far as he could possibly reach: then, assembling and concentrating all available power, he had given him a catapultic shove into the absolutely unknown and utterly unknowable.

    Children of the Lens

  • He was flung with catapultic force against a frightened cow.

    The Furnace of Gold

  • Nine times out of ten, when Acton challenged Aspinall, the International would part with the ball to his inside partner; but twice he feinted, and before either of the school backs could recover, the ball was shot into the net with a high and catapultic cross shot.

    Acton's Feud A Public School Story

  • Princeton line, wished to stay in the game it would be necessary to watch out for his catapultic lunges.

    Football Days Memories of the Game and of the Men behind the Ball

  • They saw him in a catapultic lunge, mesmeric in its swiftness, and they saw Pilzer go down, his leg twisted under him and his head banging the floor.

    The Last Shot

  • "Yes," cried Mr. Sagittarius, in a catapultic manner.

    The Prophet of Berkeley Square

  • Also, in that same half-hour Rann and Quade had been sure of him, and he had given them the surprise of their lives by his catapultic disappearance through the window.

    The Hunted Woman

  • But the bashing balls are showered upon them right and left from scores of catapultic arms -- and the day is going sore against them, though they fight less like men than devils.

    Recreations of Christopher North, Volume 2

  • Meanwhile Chairman had dexterously put and run through supplementary vote for Excess of Expenditure; friends near him had got the catapultic Major down again, in time to hear Chairman declare "the

    Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 104, March 25, 1893


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