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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR SLING

Juve flung the word at de Naarboveck as though it were a stone from a sling.

And yet you sent word to say that I was to take off my sling!

Did he––did Hector Hall sling a gun on Mr. Mackenzie that time?

It was Connla saved you,” said Nora, “for he slew the hawk with his sling.

"I can supply this portion of the story," said a young fellow, with his arm in a sling.

He now dangled helpless in the sling by which they had secured him.

How is it that you are wearing the sling after all these months?

We had to sling him up like a bale, for he was paralysed with fright.

But then, you've got to sling out somethin' or other, I expect, or get off the job.

He now determined to make a canvas case and sling it round his neck.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1300, "implement for throwing stones," from an unidentified continental Germanic source (e.g. Middle Low German slinge "a sling"); see sling (v.). The notion probably is of a sling being twisted and twirled before it is thrown. Sense of "loop for lifting or carrying heavy objects" first recorded early 14c. Meaning "piece of cloth tied around the neck to support an injured arm" is first attested 1720.

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