Definitions

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  • adv. Headlong; precipitately.
  • n. An equal; a fellow; mate.
  • n. A chieftain.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Same as headlong.

Etymologies

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From Middle English hedling, hevedling, from Old English hēafodling ("an equal, fellow-servant"), equivalent to head +‎ -ling. Cognate with German Häuptling ("chief, chieftain").

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Middle English hedling, heedling, hevedlynge ("headlong"), equivalent to head +‎ -ling; and with adverbial genitive -s, -es, hedlinges, hedlynges, equivalent to headling +‎ -s. Cognate with Scots heidlingis ("headlong"), Middle High German houbetlingen ("headlong").

Examples

  • I'm not the one handing out negative feedback for dissent, calling anyone a nazi, a piece of "crap," concocting psychological diagnoses about a 75 year old lady on the basis of something I've read in a headling, calling her other names, or demanding her institutionalization, or insisting she be charged with all manner of offenses that really don't fit the action.

    Elderly Women Charged With Beating Fawn To Death

  • When Adam wants to ‘stay put’ then, maybe a month headling in Las Vegas once a year or Broadway - if it can hold his interest.

    Adam Lambert wants to act? What should he do? | EW.com

  • The FT's story headling Labour and the economy was simply skipped over.

    Tony Blair: The Next Labour Prime Minister?

  • No wonder, it carries a cast headling Ben Affleck, Kevin Costner, Maria Bello, Tommy Lee Jones, Chris Cooper and Craig T. Nelson, all of whom can be seen in the first trailer that's arrived online.

    Filmstalker: The Company Men trailer online

  • Had Hillary won Guam that would not be the dominating headling.

    Obama edges Clinton in island squeaker

  • Here is the spin, when you take what he actually said and the words of the headling, they infer and state two complete different things.

    Obama: I have a problem courting seniors

  • I don't see how you get divisive and calculating in the headling unless you start reading into his comments, which is a pretty slippery slope that could end up resulting in editorial irrelevancy in the future.

    Election Central | Talking Points Memo | Obama Attacks Hillary As Calculating And Divisive

  • Also, absolutely love Willem Defoe in Platoon plunging headling into the jungle screaming at the top of lungs and maniacally shooting everything that crossed his path.

    Cheeseburger Gothic » Anzac Day

  • BBC News was most interested in the instances of edits by the CIA - at least as shown in the headling.

    Internet News: Wikis Archives

  • I started watching 20th Century Fox's MICHAEL SHAYNE MYSTERIES, VOL. 1 last night, a set that has its good points (the movies are short and entertaining) and its bad points (it requires a reviewer like me to agree to watch four movies in a row headling Lloyd Nolan, a good actor but hardly my idea of a steady diet).

    Archive 2007-05-27

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