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Hurtle  v. i.  (past & past part. hurtled; pres. part. hurtling)  
1.
To meet with violence or shock; to clash; to jostle. "Together hurtled both their steeds."
2.
To move rapidly; to wheel or rush suddenly or with violence; to whirl round rapidly; to skirmish. "Now hurtling round, advantage for to take." "Down the hurtling cataract of the ages."
3.
To make a threatening sound, like the clash of arms; to make a sound as of confused clashing or confusion; to resound. "The noise of battle hurtled in the air." "The earthquake sound Hurtling 'death the solid ground."






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"Hurtle" Quotes from Famous Books



... and a great shouting and waving of red flags when the gunpowder introduced into the rocky soil was about to take effect. It was our theory that our passage there, in the early afternoon, was beset with danger, and our impression that we saw fragments of rock hurtle through the air and smite to the earth another and yet another of the persons engaged or exposed. The point of honour, among several of us, was of course nobly to defy the danger, and I feel again the emotion with which I both hoped and feared that the red flags, lurid signals ...
— A Small Boy and Others • Henry James

... "On me let the rough storms hurtle, The great clouds gather and shroud my sun — But you shall be Queen where the rose and myrtle Laugh with the year till the ...
— An Anthology of Australian Verse • Bertram Stevens

... for a moment only the hurtle of the rain on the ground windows of the tower room broke the silence; then Brendon emerged from his hiding-place and stretched his limbs. Bendigo regarded him with an expression half humorous and ...
— The Red Redmaynes • Eden Phillpotts

... paused to watch, and as instinctively understood that though pressed to his best, de la Mora desired to be left alone. Verily it was a gentleman's fight, and no odds, for love and glory's sake, though the Spaniard might have had a whit the better. As I fought on, I heard the swift hurtle of a flying knife, and saw the Spaniard drop his sword. De la Mora glanced round with indignant eyes to the Choctaw who had made the cast, now looking for approval from this gentleman who sang like a woman ...
— The Black Wolf's Breed - A Story of France in the Old World and the New, happening - in the Reign of Louis XIV • Harris Dickson

... shattered windows are covered with boards in front; then we piled up bricks and nailed other boards behind. Between us and the enemy is a burnt-out house, which rings with the smack of the enemy's bullets as they hurtle against the wall or against the tiles. Opposite that, again, are our trenches, 400 yards away, and practically 400 yards from us also is the enemy's trench, as the line takes a bend there. I lie at nights ready armed, for one never knows what a minute may bring forth! I have told my people not ...
— Letters of Lt.-Col. George Brenton Laurie • George Brenton Laurie

... to the quadruped, greatly amazed: "Why your passion toward me do you hurtle? I'm an ornithological wonder of grace, And you're an illogical turtle,— A waddling, impossible turtle! A low-minded, grass-eating turtle! A highly ...
— The Book of Humorous Verse • Various



Words linked to "Hurtle" :   locomote, sling, hurl, move, catapult, go, travel, precipitate, dash, thrust, cast, lunge, dart, throw, riposte, crash, bowl



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