hurtling

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English[edit]

Verb[edit]

hurtling

  1. Present participle of hurtle.

Noun[edit]

hurtling (plural hurtlings)

  1. The act of something being hurtled or thrown.
    • Richard Miller Devens
      He clasped his hands over the breast of the brave young Irish volunteer, who had come so willingly with him from the same State, who had stood so gallantly by his side in the deadly hurtlings of battle []
    • Thomas Hardy
      Thenceforth no flying fires inflamed the gray, / No hurtlings shook the dewdrop from the thorn, / No moan perplexed the mute bird on the spray; []