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noun as in spear

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The most famous of these skirmish infantry arguably related to the elite light crack troops of Agrianians, who numbered around 1,000 and carried both short and long javelins.

Some have even hypothesized how these hoplites at the rear may have held their shields at a particular angle so as to deflect the arrows or javelins thrown by the foe.

He grabbed the javelin and threw it back — farther than it had been thrown in the first place.

Often in trouble at school, he was assigned to do maintenance at the baseball field one day when an errant javelin from track practice landed nearby.

Which means however far you threw that javelin, it wasn’t far enough to get you all past her ex.

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Like his predecessors, his background was as a javelin thrower.

But Javelin Strategy estimates that in 2012, credit-card-fraud losses were approximately $10 billion.

Without the javelin in his hand he walked through the entire delivery for us in slow motion, describing it as he did so.

Jeremy Hunt has introduced a new sport to the Games, to go with the discus, shot put, javelin.

Murder boards work if they prepare you for all the javelin-like questions.

He tells me he has often seen him throw a javelin there, and strike a small mark at a surprising distance.

From the age of five to twenty-four years they are taught to use the bow, to throw the javelin, to ride, and to speak the truth.

Lightning gathered in a vast javelin and flamed down upon them.

A stone is slung and a javelin cast, though both fall short.

Ninyas hesitated; and once more his hand stole towards the javelin by the wall.


On this page you'll find 5 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to javelin, such as: dart, harpoon, lance, and weapon.

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