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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR DISCUS

They were taught to box, to wrestle, to throw the discus, and to hurl the spear.

And we'll discus it in the presence of nobody, if ye, please.

Like throwing the discus, it calls for strength, speed and courage.

The throwers of the discus and the hammer were naturally at some disadvantage.

Burly Drake cast the discus one hundred and thirty-four feet.

Statius, in Thebais, 646-721, fully describes the use of the discus.

The principal figure is on horseback with a discus round his head.

Bow to the discus on the top of the temple of Jagannth (which you can see from here).

The game is remotely similar to the ancient Greek game of throwing the discus.

He has the force at his command of the thrower of the discus.

WORD ORIGIN

1650s, from Latin discus "discus, disk," from Greek diskos "disk, quoit, platter."

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR DISCUS

disk

nounround object
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.