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  • v. Present participle of chuck.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A long, stout, coarse hemp, rather foul, used for making inferior rope.


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  • For a memo from Jonathan Lindley, director of what is laughingly called “enforcement” at BIA reveals that the BIA have no real interest in chucking these people out if they are caught:

    An Abject Surrender

  • I am a huge fan of Rob Horne but am still concerned he is pretty under done with not much footy this year, it would be a big call chucking into a QF or SF to run on. | Top Stories

  • I am all for the idea of chucking every fcuktard we can find in the Channel tunnel, then blowing it at our end therefore giving all lower echelons of life to France and, double whammy, we also cut all ties with France.

    Army Rumour Service

  • You said you secured the change not because you were angry for Carey "chucking" you but because it made more sense to name it after Teddy Roosevelt because basically there aren't monuments or buildings named after him in NY.

    Randy Credico: Congratulations Chuck! You've Knocked Me Off the Democratic Primary Ballot

  • Bowlers in cricket aren't allowed to straighten their bowling arm during delivery; doing so constitutes throwing (known in cricket as "chucking") and is cricket's No. 1 no-no.

    Murali the Magnificent

  • Very often it is requisite to solder together two extensive flat surfaces -- for instance, in "chucking" certain kinds of brass work.

    On Laboratory Arts

  • Cardinal Newman was not ashamed to talk of "chucking" a thing off, or getting into a "scrape."

    Matthew Arnold

  • A Method of "chucking" delicate Metal-work, in order that it may be turned with perfect truth

    James Nasmyth: Engineer, An Autobiography.

  • Objected to my 'chucking' oyster shells at the tutors 'windows -- good old English custom, fast becoming obsolete.

    Hilda Wade, a Woman with Tenacity of Purpose

  • They will carry off at once as many acorns as old-fashioned economical farmers used to walk about with in their pockets, "chucking" them one, two, or three at a time to the pigs in the stye as a _bonne bouche_ and an encouragement to fatten well.

    Nature Near London


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