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  • v. Past participle of upthrow

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Examples

  • Where there were no upthrown mounds of gravel, great holes and trenches yawned, and chasms where the thick rime of the earth had been peeled to bed-rock.

    LI-WAN, THE FAIR

  • Lake Victoria is relatively young; its current basin was formed only 400,000 years ago, when westward-flowing rivers were dammed by an upthrown crustal block.

    Lake Victoria

  • The scanty growth paused abruptly half – way down the gulf, and the rock below was perpetually damp from the upthrown spray.

    For the term of his natural life

  • Watching the shade from his own soul upthrown 3245

    The Complete Poetical Works of Percy Bysshe Shelley

  • The light from outside was odd and upthrown and spoke of snow.

    Cold Mountain

  • In her mind's eye, Savil could see the falcon looking in what must be her direction, the raptor's sure, steady gaze finding her amidst the mass of upthrown debris, still quite some distance off.

    And Other Tales Of Valdemar

  • The curved blade, red in the morn­ing sun, sliced down through the bandit's suddenly upthrown left arm almost as though there were no bone there, only flesh, and landed solidly in the bend of the bandit's sword arm, neatly cutting the forearm away and spraying red blood into the morning light, the bandit's sword tip coming within a handsbreath of Casca's face before falling away.

    The Eternal Mercenary

  • With showering blows, and dust in clouds upthrown.

    The Seven Plays in English Verse

  • Och, the great joyousness of the dancing, with the lassies taking a good hold of their skirts and lifting them to be getting the bonny steps in, and the boys from the glens hooching with upthrown arm, now this and now that, and their shoes beating out the time as though the music and the dancing was in the very blood of them, and indeed so it was.

    The McBrides A Romance of Arran

  • Very fair and beautiful, one recollection remained -- a recollection of another figure on the eminence, and by the flash of white upthrown arms, and the blowing of a somber cloud of hair, this time it was a woman.

    The Yoke A Romance of the Days when the Lord Redeemed the Children of Israel from the Bondage of Egypt

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